Presidential polls results 2017 : Ram Nath Kovind set to win against Meira Kumar
Ram Nath Kovind is all set to win against Meira Kumar, Lok Sabha Speaker fielded by the opposition. The counting of votes will begin at 11 am and the results will be out by 5 pm. Kovind's chances of winning are so clear that even Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him of his imminent victory "in advance" a day before voting was to begin on Monday. PM Modi's choice of Kovind, a Dalit candidate, was seen as a masterstroke to divide the opposition and keep allies together as well as a move to consolidate its growing support among politically vital backward castes.