Presidential Elections 2022: Polling Concludes; NCP, Congress MLAs Vote For Murmu | As It Happened

Aalok Sensharma
Mon, 18 Jul 2022 06:22 PM IST
Presidential Elections 2022: Polling Concludes; NCP, Congress MLAs Vote For Murmu | As It Happened

The polling for the all-crucial Presidential elections ended on Monday with a 99.18 per cent turnout, said Chief Returning Officer PC Mody. In the Presidential polls 2022, National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Draupadi Murmu has a clear edge over Opposition's Yashwant Sinha, thanks to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vast majority in the Parliament. The BJP-led NDA, with the support of many regional parties, has 6.67 lakh votes out of a total of 10,86,431 votes, which gives a clear edge to Murmu. The results, meanwhile, would be declared on July 25.

18 July 2022
  • 05:38 PM

    Presidential Polls Conclude

    Ballot boxes to arrive in Parliament from across the country by this (Monday) evening: PC Mody

  • 05:37 PM

    Prez Polls: 99.18 Per Cent Turnout At Parliament

    The Presidential Polls were conducted peacefully, cordially everywhere; the total turnout at Parliament was 99.18 pc: Chief Returning Officer PC Mody

  • 05:17 PM

    Polling Concludes In Parliament

    Voting in the election being held for the post of President of India is over at Parliament.

  • 05:14 PM

    Delhi HC Dismisses Plea To Restrain Imprisoned Legislators From Voting In Prez Polls

    The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking to restrain legislators imprisoned in criminal cases from casting their vote in today's Presidential election.

  • 04:57 PM

    Mamata Banerjee Casts Her Vote For Presidential Polls

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee arrived at the State Assembly in Kolkata to cast her vote for the Presidential Elections.

  • 04:23 PM

    Oppn To Hold Meet Over Vice-Presidential Polls Today

    Another Opposition meeting will be held today at 6 pm at the residence of NCP chief Sharad Pawar. Vice-Presidential polls will be discussed in the meeting. Opposition's Vice-Presidential candidate Margaret Alva will also attend the meeting, reports ANI.

  • 03:49 PM

    Congress MPs Cast Their Votes

    Congress MPs - Sonia Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor, and Mallikarjun Kharge - today cast their votes for the Presidential polls 2022.

  • 03:47 PM

    Rahul Gandhi Casts His Vote For Presidential Elections 2022

    Congress MP Rahul Gandhi today cast his vote for the Presidential elections 2022.

  • 02:11 PM

    Odisha Congress MLA Votes For Draupadi Murmu

    I am a Congress MLA but I have voted for NDA's Presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu. It's my personal decision as I've listened to my heart which guided me to do something for the soil and that's why voted for her, says Odisha Congress MLA Mohammed Moquim.

  • 01:39 PM

    Why EVMs Are Not Used In Presidential Elections?

    EVMs have been used in four Lok Sabha elections and 127 assembly polls since 2004. However, have you ever wondered why EVMs are not used for Presidential polls? Click here to read more.

  • 01:22 PM

    Gujarat NCP MLA Votes For Draupadi Murmu

    Gujarat NCP MLA Kandhal S Jadeja has said rgar he has voted for Draupadi Murmu in the Presidential polls, reports ANI.

  • 01:09 PM

    Murmu Will Win Decisively: Haryana CM

    I am sure the outcome on July 21 will be in favor of Droupadi Murmu. We will attend the oath-taking ceremony on July 25. From Haryana, we will get even more votes than we have counted for, in her favor, says Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

  • 01:07 PM

    Samajwadi Party's Ally SBSP Backs Draupadi Murmu

    The route towards Delhi goes via Lucknow. Droupadi Murmu is winning the polls with a massive number of votes, says SBSP chief OP Rajbhar.

  • 12:34 PM

    Just In: Jagdeep Dhankhar Files His Nominations For Vice Presidential Polls 2022

    Jagdeep Dhankhar today filed his nomination for the Vice Presidential elections 2022. He was accompained by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, BJP national president JP Nadda and other BJP leaders present.

  • 12:24 PM

    Shiv Sena Is Supporting Draupadi Murmu: Aaditya Thackeray

    In today's Presidential election, Shiv Sena is supporting Draupadi Murmu. We believe that Presidential polls are different from any political election. It's the highest post and vote should be cast for a suitable candidate. So, we took this decision, says Aaditya Thackeray.

  • 12:08 PM

    Just In: Rajya Sabha Adjourned For The Day

    The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned for the day after opposition MPs protested and walked up to the Well of the House over inflation and GST rate hikes.

  • 11:37 AM

    Lok Sabha Adjourned Till 2 pm

    Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm for voting in Presidential election in Parliament premises.

  • 11:35 AM

    Goa CM Pramod Sawant Casts His Vote

    Goa Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant today cast his vote for the Presidential elections 2022.

  • 11:34 AM

    Ex-PM Dr Manmohan Singh Casts His Vote

    Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh today cast his vote for the Presidential elections 2022.

  • 11:11 AM

    Will Vote For Yashwant Sinha: Akhilesh Yadav

    I'll vote in the favor of Yashwant Sinha. There should be someone in the country who can tell the Government the situation of the economy, from time to time. Look at Sri Lanka's condition. So, there should be President who can say that from time to time, says Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav.

  • 11:04 AM

    Just In: Parliament Monsoon Session Begins

    The proceedings for the monsoon session of the Parliament has begun.

  • 10:56 AM

    It's A Fight Against Govt Agencies: Yashwant Sinha

    I am not just fighting a political fight but a fight against government agencies too. They have become too powerful. They are breaking up parties, forcing people to vote for them. There is also a game of money involved, says opposition's Presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha.

  • 10:55 AM

    Elect Me To Save Democracy: Yashwant Sinha

    This election is very important, will set path for country's democracy, whether it will stay or end. I appeal to all voters to listen to their hearts. This is a secret ballot, I hope they'll use their discretion and elect me to save democracy, says opposition's Presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha.

  • 10:52 AM

    Shivraj Singh Chouhan Confident Of Murmu's Victory

    Our sister from the tribal community will now become the President. MLAs in Madhya Pradesh are voting for her. I would like to appeal to everyone to rise above the boundaries of parties, vote on the basis of our conscience, and contribute to make Draupadi Murmu the President, says Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

  • 10:52 AM

    Common Public Excited For Murmu: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Our MLAs are casting their votes for the Presidential election. It is a matter of joy that for the first time, a tribal daughter will become the President. Not only the voters - the MLAs - but the common public are excited for her, says Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

  • 10:34 AM

    Another Suspension Notice In Rajya Sabha

    Deepender Singh Hooda, Congress MP in Rajya Sabha, has given a suspension of business notice under Rule 267 to discuss Agnipath scheme, reports ANI.

  • 10:33 AM

    Another Suspension Notice In Rajya Sabha

    KC Venugopal, Congress MP in Rajya Sabha, has given a suspension of business notice under Rule 267 to discuss inflation and the recent increase in GST of some essential commodities, reports ANI.

  • 10:17 AM

    WATCH: PM Modi Casts His Vote

    PM Modi has cast his vote to elect the new President of India.

  • 10:10 AM

    WATCH: UP CM Yogi Adityanath Among Early Voters

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was among the early voters as he cast his vote to elect new President in Lucknow.

  • 10:02 AM

    BREAKING: Voting Begins For Presidential Elections!

    The voting for the Presidential elections 2022 has begun!

  • 10:01 AM

    Union Ministers, BJP Arrive At Parliament Library Building

    Several Union Ministers and BJP leaders - S Jaishankar, Sarbananda Sonowal, Hardeep Singh Puri, and Arjun Munda - have arrived at Parliament Library Building.

  • 09:52 AM

    PM Modi Talks About Presidential, Vice-Presidential Polls

    This Session is also important because elections for the office of President and Vice President are taking place right now. Voting (for the Presidential election) is taking place today. During this period, the new President and Vice President will begin guiding the nation, says PM Modi.

  • 09:51 AM

    PM Modi Calls For Open-Minded Dialogue

    There should be dialogue in the Parliament with an open mind, if necessary, there should be a debate. I urge all MPs to contemplate deeply and discuss, says PM Modi.

  • 09:50 AM

    It's Period Of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Says PM Modi

    This period is very important. It is the period of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. There is a special significance of 15 August and coming 25 years - when nation would celebrate 100 years of independence, would be the time to make a resolution to decide our journey and the new heights we scale, says PM Modi.

  • 09:32 AM

    Bengal BJP MLAs Arrive At State Assembly

    West Bengal BJP MLAs led by Suvendu Adhikari have arrived at the state legislative assembly.

  • 09:19 AM

    Lok Sabha Speaker To Chair Business Advisory Committee Meeting Today

    Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will chair a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee later today, reports ANI.

  • 09:18 AM

    Adjournment Motion Notice In Lok Sabha

    Congress MP Manickam Tagore has given an Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha to discuss the issue of "hike in the price of domestic cylinders and petroleum products in the country," reports ANI.

  • 09:02 AM

    Zero Hour Notice In Parliament!

    Congress MP Shaktisinh Gohil has given a zero hour notice in Rajya Sabha over Centre's 'Agnipath' recruitment scheme, reports ANI.

  • 09:00 AM

    No Party Whip!

    It should be noted that parties cannot issue a whip to their MLAs and MPs for the voting in the Presidential elections 2022.

  • 08:45 AM

    BJP Confident Of Murmu's Victory!

    This (Presidential poll) is just a formality. She has already won. Statistics say that Droupadi Murmu will become the first tribal woman President of the country. It's a joyous occasion. There's support from everywhere. It is historic, says BJP leader Tamang Zimba, who is an MLA from West Bengal's Darjeeling.

  • 08:44 AM

    BJP MLAs Leave For West Bengal Assembly

    West Bengal BJP MLAs have left from The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat for the state legislative assembly. 

  • 08:35 AM

    Just In: A Suspension Notice In Rajya Sabha!

    CPI MP Binoy Viswam has given the suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha under Rule 267 over the Centre's 'Agnipath Scheme', demanding discussion on it, reports ANI.

  • 08:34 AM

    Who Is Backing Yashwant Sinha?

    Yashwant Sinha has the backing of the Congress, TMC, NCP, Samajwadi Party, RJD, CPI, CPI(M), TRS, DMK, AIMIM, National Conference, RLD, and some smaller regional parties.

  • 08:28 AM

    Fate Of Murmu, Sinha To Be Stored In Ballot Boxes

    The electoral fate of Draupadi Murmu and Yashwant Sinha will be stores in ballot boxes and not in the EVMs. This practice has been going on since 2004.

  • 08:16 AM

    Murmu Holds Edge Over Sinha!

    With support of the BJP-led NDA and regional parties, Murmu is expected to bag over 6.67 lakh votes, out of a total of 10,86,431 votes.

  • 08:15 AM

    Regional Parties To Support Murmu

    Besides the BJP-led NDA, regional parties such as BJD, YSRCP, BSP, AIADMK, TDP, JD(S), Shiromani Akali Dal, Shiv Sena and JMM have extended their support to Draupadi Murmu.

  • 08:00 AM

    Next President's Oath On July 25

    The next President of India will be sworn in on July 25.

  • 07:56 AM

    Results On July 21

    The counting of votes, the Election Commission of India said earlier, will take place at the Parliament House on July 21.

  • 07:55 AM

    Voting To Begin At 10 AM

    The polling in the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, and state legislative assemblies will begin at 10 am and continue till 5 pm.

  • 07:54 AM

    It's Draupadi Murmu vs Yashwant Sinha

    Hello and welcome to the live blog on Presidential elections 2022 of English Jagran. The all-crucial Presidential polls will take place today between BJP-led NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu and Opposition's Yashwant Sinha.

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