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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.
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
The Electoral College consisted of elected members of Lok Sabha , Rajya Sabha  and 22 State Legislative Assemblies . 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.
|Sl. No||CANDIDATE||VOTES POLLED|
|1.||Gyani Zail Singh||7,54,113|
|2.||Shri H.R. Khanna||2,82,685|
Gyani Zail Singh was declared elected by the Returning Officer on 15.07.1982. He assumed office on 25-07-1982.