Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential Election
New Delhi: On expected lines, UPA candidate and former finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday won the race to occupy the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
As per officials, Pranab secured 5,58,194 vote-value in Presidential Election 2012, crossing the required half-way mark of 5,25,140 after counting of votes in half the states was over.
At the end of counting in Maharashtra, the 15th of the 30 states, Sangma got 2,39,966 vote value.
Out of the total 748 MPs, Pranab got the support of 527 while his rival, PA Sangma polled 206 votes in his favour. A total of 15 votes were declared invalid.
Each MP has a vote value of 708. There are a total of 776 voters in both the Houses of Parliament.
The Electoral College also consists of 4,120 MLAs in the states.
Among the states, there was apparent cross-voting in Karnataka where BJP runs a government. Mukherjee got the majority votes in the 224-member Assembly with 117 MLAs voting for him. Sangma could get only 103 votes while three votes were invalid. One MLA did not vote. The value of votes polled by Mukherjee was 15327 while it was 13493 for Sangma.
In Andhra Pradesh which has a 294-member Assembly, Mukherjee got the support of 182 MLAs including that of Congress and YSR Congress, while Sangma got the backing of three. Five were invalid. In terms of vote value, Mukherjee got 26,936 while Sangma got 444. A total of 190 MLAs voted because TDP and TRS abstained. Each MLA in Andhra Pradesh has a vote value of 148.
In the 126-member Assam Assembly, Mukherjee got 110 votes while Sangma got 13. Two votes were invalid while one did not vote. In terms of vote value, Mukherjee got 12,760 while Sangma got 1,508.
In Bihar too,
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