In Kerala, it was a clean sweep for Mukherjee as he got all the 124 votes polled while one was invalid. Sangma drew a blank. CPI and RSP members abstained from voting which has a 140 member Assembly.
In neighbouring BJP-ruled Karnataka, there has been apparent cross-voting. Mukherjee got the majority votes in the 224-member Assembly with 117 MLAs voting for him. Sangma could get only 103 votes while three votes were invalid. One MLA did not vote.
Image: Congress supporters celebrate the victory of UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee as President of India, ahead of the formal declaration.
Images & Text: PTI