Presidential election 2017: Polling as it happened

Parliamentarians and legislators across India began voting on Monday to elect the country's 14th President in what is a direct contest between ruling NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind and opposition-backed Meira Kumar. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first to cast his vote to elect the next president of India.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 22:35

New Delhi: Parliamentarians and legislators across India began voting on Monday to elect the country's 14th President in what is a direct contest between ruling NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind and opposition-backed Meira Kumar. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first to cast his vote to elect the next president of India.

17 July 2017, 19:26 PM

Close to 99 per cent voting in Presidential Poll, says Returning Officer Anup Mishra.

17 July 2017, 17:27 PM

Polling over.

17 July 2017, 14:45 PM

Two Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislators former Maharashtra deputy chief minister Chhagan Bhujbal and Ramesh Kadam briefly stepped out of jails to vote in the Presidential election.

17 July 2017, 14:25 PM

Telangana CM K Chandrashekar  Rao casts his vote in Hyderabad for Presidential Poll 2017.

17 July 2017, 13:33 PM

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis casts his vote in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

17 July 2017, 13:25 PM

Madhya Pradesh MLAs queued up to cast their vote for the next President in the Assembly amid tight security.

17 July 2017, 13:25 PM

Voting for the presidential election was underway in the Rajasthan Assembly with over 122 legislators exercising their franchise.

17 July 2017, 13:17 PM

Opposition`s presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Monday said she has requested members of the electoral college to "heed the inner voice of their conscience" and vote in the best interest of the country.

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17 July 2017, 12:50 PM

Voting was underway in the Bihar assembly to elect the country's 14th President.

17 July 2017, 12:30 PM

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal cast his vote in the Presidential election at the Delhi Assembly.

17 July 2017, 12:02 PM

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Biju Patnaik casts his vote for Presidential Election at Odisha Assembly.

17 July 2017, 11:51 AM

Polling is underway to elect the 14th President of the country with Kerala assembly legislators casting their votes.

17 July 2017, 11:51 AM

Congress president Sonia Gandhi casts her vote for the Presidential Poll.

17 July 2017, 11:47 AM

NCP leader Praful Patel confirms that all party MPs and MLAs will vote for Meira Kumar.

17 July 2017, 11:30 AM

SP leader Shivpal Yadav has confirmed that he along with his brother and party patriarch Maulayam Singh Yadav will vote for Ram Nath Kovind.

Shivpal, who is entangled in a bitter feud with his nephew Akhilesh, says he was not consulted before Akhilesh-led faction announced support for Meira Kumar.

Heaping praise on Kovind, the senior SP leader said the NDA presidential candidate is a secular person.

17 July 2017, 11:30 AM

BJP supporters perform 'havan' for NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind's victory.

17 July 2017, 11:27 AM

Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh casts his vote in state assembly premises for Presidential Election.

17 July 2017, 11:25 AM

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and Union Minister Uma Bharti were among those who cast their votes for the presidential poll at the Tilak Hall.

17 July 2017, 11:24 AM

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu casts his vote in Amaravati.

17 July 2017, 11:23 AM

No matter who wins, President will be from Scheduled Caste. Huge victory for our movement and party, says BSP supremo Mayawati.