Draupadi Murmu heads towards historic win with 540 votes.

Draupadi Murmu heads towards historic win with 540 votes.

The former Jharkhand governor Draupadi Murmu, if elected,

will be the first tribal President of India and the country's second female President.

Murmu, who will succeed incumbent Ram Nath Kovind to become the country's 15th President.

After Pratibha Patil, the 12th President of India and 1st women President of India...

The contest lies between BJP-led NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu and joint Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha

 BJP's nominee Murmu is likely to be the odds-on favourite to be elevated to the country's highest constitutional office.

Meanwhile, BJP is planning victory celebrations for Murmu after the results are announced.

Meanwhile, BJP is planning victory celebrations for Murmu after the results are announced.