Today the President election 2017 polls begin where MP’s and MLA’s voting to elect a president of India. And the Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal cast his vote at the Delhi Assembly for the presidential election to elect India’s President. Sheltering himself under an umbrella due to the rain, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Kejriwal reached room no. 35 of the Delhi Assembly, where voting is taking place to elect India’s next President. In this presidential election, two strong candidates of the strong parties stood against each other for the elections. NDA chose Ram Nath Kovind and Congress party chose Meira Kumar. And the both of the candidates belongs from Dalit Community.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also cast his vote soon after voting started. After casting the votes Manish Sisodia also told the reporters that “Casting a vote for the highest post of the country is a matter of pride. The country should win,”. Former AAP Minister Kapil Mishra also cast his vote and said, “My vote went to one who is all set to become next President.” All elected MPs and the member of legislative assemblies are eligible to vote and elect the successor of Pranab Mukherjee, who demits office on July 25. The contest is between National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee Ram Nath Kovind and candidate of several major opposition parties Meira Kumar, former Lok Sabha Speaker. The AAP has decided to support Meira Kumar in the Presidential election. The total strength of the Electoral college is 10,98,903 votes. Members of Legislative Council (MLCs) don’t take part in the election of President of India.