Presidential poll: Kovind leads after first round counting

New Delhi: NDAs Ramnath Kovind was leading over opposition-backed Meira Kumar on Thursday after the first round of vote count in the Presidential election.

According to Lok Sabha Secretary General Anoop Mishra, the Returning Officer for the July 20 election, Kovind secured 60,683 value of votes after ballots from four states – Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Bihar – were counted.

Meira Kumar secured no vote from Andhra against Kovind’s 27,189 value of votes, he said. In Arunachal Pradesh, Kovind secured 448 and Meira Kumar 24.

The NDA candidate bagged 10,556 from Assam against Meira Kumar’s 4,060. In Bihar, it was a close fight with Kovind getting 22,490 and Meira Kumar 18,867.