Election Commission declared dates for Presidential election on Wednesday. Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi told in the press conference, “The current President Pranab Mukherjee’s tenure ends on July 24. Before that, voting will be done on 17th July and counting on July 20. There is a secret ballot voting for the presidential election. It is mentionable here that NDA’s position is strong for the presidential election after assembly elections of 5 states. NDA needs only 20 thousand votes to make President of his choice. For that, he needs those non-NDA and non-UPA parties, who have not decided which way they will go. Their vote share is about 13%. The same vote will decide who the next president will be of choice.
The Chief Election Commissioner said that political parties can not issue any membership to their MPs and Assembly members regarding the presidential election. Counting of votes will be held in Delhi. The Election Commission will announce the winner of the presidential election.
He said that 13 seats of the Rajya Sabha and the Assembly are vacant. The decision on the 10 seats in the Rajya Sabha will be taken after the presidential election.
Such is Presidential Election Schedule
Election Commission Notification: June 14
Last date for filing nomination: June 28
Nomination scrutiny: June 29
Last date for withdrawal of nomination: 1st July
Now, what’s the position …
MP: The value of a MP’s vote will be known when you divide the total votes of the legislators by the total number of MPs. Under this formula, the vote value of an MP is just 708.
MLA: Population of the State / (Number of Total MLAs * 1000)
2 . How Much Vote Required?
To make any party a president of their choice, 50% i.e. 5,49,442 votes are needed.
3. How many votes does the NDA have?
Total 5,27,371 votes are included in the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, State Assemblies. NDA’s Total Vote Percentage is 48.10%.4. How many votes does the UPA have?
In the case of unloading the shared candidate, all the exclusion parties become one, then the total vote will be 5,68,148, which is about 51.90%. This is enough to make a president of choice.
5. These votes will decide, whose choice will be the next president
NDA’s eyes will be on parties like AIADMK (5.36%), BJD (2.98%), TRS (1.99%),
YSRCP (1.53). Who will support these parties, it is not yet decided. Their total vote is around 13%. In such a situation, if one gets support from a big party or two parties, then the NDA will make a president of its choice.6. Candidates
NDA: Candidate has not been announced yet. Mohan Bhagwat’s name was in this race, but Amit Shah himself and Bhagwat himself denied it. Babri case is going on LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi. But in spite of this they can take part in the election.UPA: The name has not been decided yet. The Opposition is consistently emphasizing that the Common Candidate should be selected for the President Election. It is being said that former Governor of Bengal Gopalakrishna Gandhi may be the candidate of the UPA.Earlier, Mr Mukherjee had indicated that he is not in the race for a second term in office. The President is elected by members of both houses of parliament and those of state legislatures. No President except Dr Rajendra Prasad has had a second term.
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