Droupadi Murmu is India’s 15th President, first tribal and second woman to hold the post. The 64-year-old beat opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha.
A total of 4754 votes were polled, out of which 4701 valid and 53 invalid. Murmu secured 2824 first preference votes-value of which is 6,76,803, way past the 5,28,491 needed for majority.
Celebrations broke out throughout the country. A large number of BJP supporters danced on the streets in Delhi,
An ‘Abhinandan Yatra’ was taken out from its Delhi unit office at 14, Pant Marg. People, with placards bearing images of Murmu, chantws slogans.