Draupadi Murmu becomes India's 15th President: Draupadi Murmu, the presidential candidate of the BJP-led NDA, was chosen as India's 15th president on Thursday. She beat Yashwant Sinha, the candidate of the opposition. On July 21, the votes were counted. First President of India born after independence, first President of India from an indigenous tribe, and first President of India born in Odisha is 64-year-old Murmu. Furthermore, she is just the country's second female president.
Murmu received 540 votes worth 378,000 in the first round of voting, while Yashwant Sinha received 208 votes for 145,600, according to PC Mody, Secretary General of the Rajya Sabha.
Draupadi Murmu received 809 votes out of a total of 1,138 votes after the second round of voting. Yashwant Sinha received 329 votes. PC Mody, Rajya Sabha Secretary General, stated that "The first ten states' ballot papers were tallied alphabetically. The total number of valid votes was 1138, with a total value of 1,49,575. Draupadi Murmu received 809 votes worth 1,05,299, while Yashwant Sinha received 329 votes worth 44,276."
Murmu edged closer to victory following the third round of voting. Karnataka, Kerala, MP, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, and Punjab were among the states covered in the third phase. The total number of valid votes in this round was 1,333. There were 1,65,664 valid votes cast.Draupadi Murmu received 812 votes, while Yashwant Sinha received 521 votes.