Presidential Election Voting begins

Jul 18, 2017, 00:22
Presidential Election Voting begins

In June previous year, 12 votes during the RS polls from the state were marked using the wrong pen and were declared invalid after which the Congress party alleged that the original pen was "replaced". Nine ballot boxes will reach Delhi on Monday while the rest will reach here on Tuesday as per schedule.

Making a move that came as a surprise to many, the BJP named Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit BJP leader, as the ruling National Democratic alliance (NDA) government's candidate for the Head of State.

President Pranab Mukherjee demits office on July 25.

The polling for the 15th Presidential Election concluded today at 5 pm for which the voting took place at the Parliament House and in the state capitals. The halfway mark is expected to be 549,442, but that will depend on the number of valid votes.

The value of vote of each Member of Parliament is 708.

Answering a query, he said the Prime Minister was the first to cast his vote. Her nomination, which followed Kovind's, was seen by many as the opposition's attempt to counter Modi's move to woo dalits.

Polling will be held in the central hall of the Assembly.

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Although the opposition AINRC has eight legislators in the House, one of its members P R N Tirumurugan representing Karaikal, however, turned up at the booth separately and after casting his vote he left the venue without talking to media.

The Election Commission used ballot papers to conduct the elections instead of electronic voting machines, which are used in Lok Sabha and assembly polls.

Additionally, 3,460 or 71 out of 4,852 MPs and MLAs broke down are multi-tycoons according to their self-sworn oaths submitted to the Election Commission at the season of selection for challenging decisions.

All the 175 MLAs in Andhra Pradesh exercised their franchise in the Presidential election today.

In terms of the value of the votes, the Sikkim Assembly has the lowest of seven and Uttar Pradesh the highest of 208.

Five MLAs will cast their ballot in Parliament House and four other legislators will vote in state assemblies which they have not been elected to.

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