new delhi - Ram Nath Kovind, a politician of very simple comrades, is the new president of India. The 71-year-old party mate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi received overwhelming support. Almost 5000 regional and federal parliamentarians voted on Monday, Thursday was the count. Kovind's opponent Meira Kumar, also a drop from the lowest social class, did not adjust as expected.
'Kovind has reached a clear majority,' said Anoop Mishra, the head of the polling station. 'I rightly call him President of India. 'The function of president in the densely populated country is predominantly ceremonial. The prime minister and his cabinet have executive power.