Opposition presidential candidate Purno Sangma got fewer votes than UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee in his home state of Meghalaya and scored a duck in Nagaland and Kerala, officials said Sunday.
In Meghalaya, where Sangma is a legislator, with the total votes standing at 59, Sangma managed to get 23. In comparison Mukherjee got 34 votes, while two votes were invalid.
In Nagaland, where the total votes are 60, Mukherjee got 58 votes while two votes were invalid.
In Kerala, which has 125 votes, Mukherjee got 124 votes with one vote being invalid.
Sangma, who had appealed to tribal people, especially in the northeast to vote for him, failed to get any votes in Nagaland as well as Kerala.
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee is to be India's 13th president after he crossed the halfway mark with 558,000 votes to secure his journey to Rashtrapati Bhavan, officials said.
Sangma, was way behind with 239,966 votes as counting continued.