The Congress had expected only 102 votes, including that of H D Deve Gowda-led JD(S).
Sangma, as expected, scored heavily in states ruled by BJP, like Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh and Goa.
Strangely in Jharkhand where BJP shares power with JMM, Sangma got the votes of only 20 MLAs. JMM voted for Mukherjee.
In 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Mukherjee votes while Sangma got 149. Four votes were invalid.
Image: Congress supporters celebrate the victory of UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee as President of India, ahead of the formal declaration.