EC issues notification for President's election

Jun 17, 2017, 09:37
EC issues notification for President's election

Recently, Congress president Sonia Gandhi met various leaders from opposition parties to give a tough fight to the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government's candidate for the post of President.

As the process for the election of India's next President officially began on Wednesday with the Election Commission opening the process of filing of nominations, 6 candidates filed their respective nominations on the first day itself.

Voting will take place on July 17 from 10 am to 5 pm at places fixed under the rules. With President Pranab Mukherjee's term set to end in July, both the Centre and Congress-led opposition parties have intensified their search for a suitable Presidential candidate.

The Election Commission has said special pens will be provided to voters in view of a row that sorrounded voting for a Rajya Sabha seat in Haryana previous year.

Yesterday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah formed a three-member committee for consultations with the Opposition over candidates for the Presidential elections.

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A candidate needs to secure a certain quota of votes which is 50 percent of the valid votes polled +1. On the other hand, Opposition parties held preliminary discussions on the issue but chose to meet again for detailed parleys after the government makes public its choice of candidate.

The total value of votes in the election is 10,98,903 - 5,49,408 for MPs and 5,49,495 for MLAs. Elected members of the lower house (Lok Sabha) and the upper house (Rajya Sabha) and elected members of state legislative assemblies are the electors.

Earlier, the notification for the Presidential elections has been released by the Election Commission of India. The value of an MLA's vote in Uttar Pradesh is the highest (208) and the least (7) in Sikkim.

He said the NDA at present had 54 percent of the total votes in its favour and suggested more parties were "ready to cooperate" with the BJP, taking the tally of votes to 65 percent. Sources said the opposition leaders will attempt and turned out with some conceivable names for the post of President however will anticipate the administration activity in such manner. The opposition parties have said if a consensual candidate does not emerge, they will field a candidate "who will steadfastly defend the constitutional values". So far now, the names doing rounds as possible NDA candidate are Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and UP Governor Ram Naik.

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