Voting for Prez election today at Vidhana Soudha

"All the 228 MLAs in the electoral list cast their votes with special pens provided to them by 3.05 pm, nearly two hours before the polling to close", an Election Commission (EC) official told PTI.

Officially, two candidates Kovind of NDA and opposition's Meira Kumar are in fray, and one among them will be the 14 President of India.

"In Delhi, 717 MPs were to cast their ballot but only 714 exercised their franchise".

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance nominee, 71-year-old Ram Nath Kovind, is expected to win the polls, described by his rival, opposition candidate Meira Kumar, as a battle of ideologies.

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The counting of votes will take place in Parliament on July 20 and the new President will be sworn in on July 25.

Mr Parrikar, yet to be elected to the Assembly after he resigned as the Defence Minister and returned to the state, cast his vote in his capacity as Rajya Sabha member from Lucknow.

He said that 10 states - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Nagaland, Uttarakhand, and the Union Territory of Puducherry - recorded 100 per cent voting, and added that the rest of the states also recorded "almost 100 per cent" voting.

As many as 3,460 members of parliament and members of legislative assemblies have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.

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Besides them, Pon Radhakrishnan, representing Kanyakumari Lok Sabha constituency and Parikkal Abdullah from Kerala voted here taking the total number of voters here to 234.

The Rajasthan Assembly has 200 MLAs in which BJP has 161 MLAs, Congress 24, four of NPP, two each of Zamindara Party and BSP, and seven independent. Modi, clad in a beige colour sleeveless jacket over a white kurta-pyjama, reached the Parliament premises early to vote on Monday, also the first day of the over three-week Monsoon Session of Parliament. The prime minister reached the polling booth on the first floor at 9:54, four minutes before polling began.

He has the backing of all the BJP allies besides several regional parties, and his choice as a candidate is seen as a masterstroke by PM Narendra Modi to placate his allies and divide the opposition. Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul also voted.

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