New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Battle for the post of President of India begins today. Elected members of the Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha and MLAs from various state assemblies will cast their votes for the designated post in Parliament and state assemblies. There are two candidates in the fray for the coveted post- National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Meira Kumar. President Pranab Mukherjee's term is expiring on July 25. In total, the voting will take place at 32 different polling stations across the nation. Special security arrangements have been made in wake of the much-awaited and much-debated polls. The Election Commission (EC) has appointed several observers to invigilate the conduct of elections. Both Kovind and Kumar are from the Dalit community and have canvassed hard by visiting states to seek support of legislators.