Counting for presidential poll to be held today

Counting for presidential poll to be held today”

There are two candidates in the fray for the coveted post- National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Meira Kumar.

The ballot boxes received from states would be counted on an alphabetical basis and the votes would be counted on four separate tables. It has been learned that counting would begin at 11 AM. Returning Officer of presidential election, Anoop Mishra, had said this was the highest ever turnout to vote to elect the country's next president.

Talking to the reporters, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Prem Kumar expressed confidence in NDA candidate and former Governor of Bihar Ram Nath Kovind saying not only the entire NDA was behind Kovind, numerous non-NDA leaders also voted for Mr. Kovind. There will be eight rounds of counting, and announcements will be made after every round.

The Presidential polling and counting will take place today, following which the fourteenth President of India will be announced.

The BJP claimed Kovind had the support of more than 40 political parties, which accounted for more than 70% of the electoral college with a total vote value of 10,98,903.

The results of the presidential polls will be declared on Friday. A total of 771 members of Parliament and 4,109 legislators were eligible to cast votes.

In Monday's polling, several states registered 100 percent polling.

In addition, the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi in Telangana (two percent), different factions of AIADMK (5.39 percent), and the YSR Congress (1.53 percent) also had announced their backing for Kovind.

The Janata Dal-United has about 1.91 percent of electoral college votes, while the BJD of Odisha has 2.99 percent.

Like this



20 July 2017
The CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) Downgraded to Buy at BidaskClub
Zacks Investment Research lowered CoStar Group from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, May 18th. The Company provides online marketplaces for commercial real estate, apartment rentals, lands for sale and businesses for sale.

20 July 2017
This Is Airbnb's Most Requested Listing Ever
But the property that is the most wished for listing on the site is no luxury retreat; instead it's a treehouse. It's nearly like stepping into a fairytale with its rope bridges, parachute sheets and twinkling fairy lights.

20 July 2017
Arab countries want Qatar to accept 'six broader principles' to combat terrorism
Previously, those countries wanted Qatar to agree to 13 demands before the blockade was lifted. Its decline, though, was already starting before Arab nations cut off ties with Qatar.

20 July 2017
Getty Realty Corp. (NYSE:GTY) Buckles Under The Trend Lines
After $0.65 actual EPS reported by Agree Realty Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.08% EPS growth. That's a potential 10.31 increase relative to where Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) has been trading recently.

20 July 2017
Iran threatens U.S. forces deployed near its borders
Meanwhile, a new report by the USA state department says that Iran is still the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism. The US has bases in Qatar and Kuwait across the Gulf from Iran and the US Fifth Fleet is based in nearby Bahrain.

20 July 2017
Forest Whitaker Is Coming to Empire, and It's Gonna Be Nuts
He's probably going to spend 3/4 of his arc yelling at the top of his lungs and it's going to rule. Decades later Eddie is back to help his old friend and produce a song for Empire Entertainment.

20 July 2017
Checking the Indicators on FireEye Inc (FEYE) — Share Focus
On the other side, a stock may be considered to be in a downtrend if trading below the moving average and sloping downward. With so much historical data available, investors may choose to look at many different time frames when examining a stock.

20 July 2017
United States blames Pakistan for going soft on Lashkar and Jaish
The other countries which shared the reputation with Pakistan are Afghanistan, Southern Philippines, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Yemen, Columbia and Venezuela.

20 July 2017
The CONSOL Energy (NYSE:CNX) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows
On average, equities analysts predict that CONSOL Energy will post $0.45 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The oil and gas producer reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.06.

20 July 2017
State Coach Snyder 'admires' OT Frantz decision to come out as gay
But K-State has been making news off the field this offseason, with left tackle Scott Frantz announcing that he's gay. Kansas State Coach Bill Snyder was among the Coaches to visit with the media.