Eight Presidential Election of India, 1982: Winner Gyani Zail Singh

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EIGHTH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 1982

The term of the Sixth President Shri Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy was to expire on 24-07-1982. Eighth Presidential Election was to be held before that date.

RETURNING OFFICER

The Secretary General, Rajya Sabha

ASSTT. RETURNING OFFICERS

Smt. K.K. Chopra, Additional Secretary, Rajya Sabha and the Secretaries of the Legislative Assemblies of the 22 states.

ELECTION – PROGRAMME

1. Notified on 09.06.1982
2. Last date for making nomination 23.06.1982
3. Scrutiny of Nominations on 24.06.1982
4. Last date for withdrawal 26.06.1982
5. Date of Poll 12.07.1982 (10 A.M. to 5 P.M.)
6. Counting of votes 15-07-1982

ELECTORAL COLLEGE

The Electoral College consisted of elected members of Lok Sabha [524], Rajya Sabha [232] and 22 State Legislative Assemblies [3827]. Thus the total electors were 4583.

NO. OF VOTES FOR EACH MEMBER

Each Member of Parliament had 702 votes and the number of votes for each Member of the State Legislative Assemblies differed from State to State on the basis of population. The lowest value of votes was for the MLAs of Sikkim State (07) and the highest value of votes was for the MLAs of Uttar Pradesh (208), The value of votes was calculated on the basis of 1971 census. The Assam Legislative Assembly stood dissolved.

CANDIDATES
Sl. NoCANDIDATEVOTES POLLED
1.Gyani Zail Singh7,54,113
2.Shri H.R. Khanna2,82,685
TOTAL10,36,798

Gyani Zail Singh was declared elected by the Returning Officer on 15.07.1982. He assumed office on 25-07-1982.