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DTN News - INDIA NEWS: DTN News Congratulates Pranab Mukherjee For Being Elected The 13th President of India

DTN News - INDIA NEWS: DTN News Congratulates Pranab Mukherjee For Being Elected The 13th President of India

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - July 22, 2012: In accordance to our reports, Pranab Mukherjee was on Sunday (July 22) elected as the 13th President, marking a new journey for the veteran Congress leader after over four decades of life in active politics. 

Mukherjee, UPA nominee, got 5,64,469 vote value, well beyond the half-way mark of 5,25,140 in an electoral college of over 10.5 lakh when counting of votes polled by the MPs and MLAs of 20 of the 30 states was completed. 

His rival P A Sangma, who was backed by BJP and some other opposition parties like AIADMK and BJD, could manage only 2,57,466 vote value, according to Rajya Sabha Secretary General V K Agnihotri, who is the Returning Officer for the poll.

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