Draupadi Murmu becomes 15th President of India

BJP-led NDA's presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu was on Thursday elected as the 15th president of India.

She will succeed Ram Nath Kovid to become the country's 15th president.

She defeated Opposition nominee Yashwant Sinha. The counting of votes was held on July 21.

She got 6,76,803 votes against Sinha's 3,80,177 votes.

64-year-old Murmu is the first Indian President from a tribal community, the first Indian President from Odisha, and the first President of India to be born after independence.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated DroupadiMurmu on being declared the President of India, at her residence in Delhi.

Murmu is likely to take oath on July 25 with incumbent President Ram Nath Kovind's tenure ending on July 24.