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The National Democratic Alliance’s Ram Nath Kovind will be sworn in as the 14th President of India today.

He will be sworn-in by the Chief Justice of India JS Khehar in the Central Hall of Parliament.

Kovind, the second Dalit leader to become the President, defeated Opposition’s candidate Meira Kumar by a huge margin of 65.5 percent votes in the Electoral College.

Kovind will take office as the tenure of President Pranab Mukherjee concluded yesterday.