New Delhi, Jul 22: UPA's candidate for presidential election, Pranab Mukherjee and his supporters received the first good news on Sunday, Jul 22 when sources informed that out of the 748 votes of MPs, Pranab got 527 while his sole opponent PA Sangma got 206 votes only.
Sources also informed that 15 votes were declared invalid. Supporters of Pranab Mukherjee have already started celebration.The vote counting on Sunday began at 11 am and it is expected that the final results will be declared by 4 pm.
The votes of MLAs from states, in alphabetical order, will be counted. Total 4120 MLAs cast their vote on Jul 19. In Andhra Pradesh total 185 votes have been counted. Out of 185 votes, Pranab got 182 with a value of 36936, Sangma got 3 with a value of 444.
The newly elected President of the country will take oath by the Chief Justice of India on Jul 25.