The President of India second time in history will be untouchable. About it reports on Monday, July 17, BBC News.
The post claimed two people — the Governor of the Eastern state of Bihar, RAM Nath Govind and the opposition candidate Meira Kumar, a lawyer and former diplomat. They both belong to the Dalits, a number of castes, which in the past was called the untouchables.
Presidential elections in India indirect vote by an electoral College consisting of members of Parliament and the legislative assemblies of the States. They began on 17 July at 10 am local time (07:00 GMT). The results will be announced July 20.
The winner of the election will replace Pranab Mukherjee, who holds the post of head of state in 2012. India was already the President-Dalit: Kocheril Raman Narayanan was in office from 1997 to 2002. Indian President little real power, he mostly performs ceremonial duties, but the main political decisions are taken by the government headed by the Prime Minister.