Voting for the next president of India ended on Monday evening with 99% voting. Out of 776 MPs, 771 have voted for their own candidate. Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Gujarat, Bihar, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Nagaland, Uttarakhand and Puducherry have voted cent percent.
The NDA presidential candidate Ram Kovind who was governor of Bihar and a staunch RSS man is set to be next president of India as the NDA consist of 47 parties including the BJP made up over 65% votes for him. JD (U) and NCP two major friends of the UPA have also voted for Ram Kovind though both parties are still in the UPA officially. Meira Kumar, the UPA candidate has been voted by 17 parties including those opposition parties which have not been the part in 2016 Lok Sabha elections.
Ram Nath Kovind who had never won any election from the BJP though two assembly elections he had contested but lost with huge margins was elected for Rajya Sabha and remained a member for two consecutive terms for 12 years. Before he was made a candidate of the NDA presidential election, he was the governor of Bihar. Although, he was from the BJP, his tuning with Nitish Kumar was friendly which was one of the main factors for his support in his presidential election.
As Governor, he was praised for constituting a judicial commission to investigate irregularities in promotion of undeserving teachers, mis-management of funds and appointment of undeserving candidates in universities, according to information available on Wikipedia.
Votes will count on July 20 and things will be clearer then.