Patna: Celebrations in National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee Ram Nath Kovind’s village Paraunkh have already started even as the counting for the Presidential polls is underway.
People are dancing, singing and are preparing sweets to mark the day, referring the day as the proud moment for their region.
“We are confident that he will become the next President of India. There is no doubt about it. We are very happy about it and the entire village is celebrating at this moment. There is no word to express how happy we are feeling right now,” Anil Kumar, one of the relatives of Kovind, said.
The villagers are even performing ‘Havan’ and holding prayers for Kovind at various places. “We are performing ‘Havan’s for the victory of Ram Nath Kovind. He is going to win. We have no doubts about it,” Raj Singh.
As per the locals, Kovind has always been a down-to-earth person and has been visiting his village on regular intervals. As per the locals, he is very close to the villagers and shares a great bond. Meanwhile, the result of the Presidential polls will be declared later in the evening today.
The next President of India will be sworn-in by the Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar in the Central Hall of the Parliament. The President Pranab Mukheerjee will demit office on July 25.