Fourteenth Presidential Election of India, 2012: Winner Pranab Mukherjee

FOURTEENTH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 2012

The term of the twelfth President Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil was to expire on 24-07-2012. The Fourteenth Presidential Election (as the first President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, was elected twice) was to be held before that date.

RETURNING OFFICER

Dr. Vivek K. Agnihotri, Secretary-General, Rajya Sabha.

ASSTT. RETURNING OFFICERS

Two Joint Secretaries in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat and the Secretary of each State Legislative Assembly along with one Officer of the rank of Addl. Secy./Joint Secy./ Deputy Secretary of State Assemblies including NCT of Delhi and the UT of Pondicherry.

ELECTION PROGRAMME

1. Notified on 16-06-2012
2. Last date for making nomination 30-06-2012
3. Scrutiny of Nominations on 02-07-2012
4. Last date for withdrawal 04-07-2012
5. Date of Poll 19-07-2012 (10 A.M. to 5.P.M.)
6. Counting of votes 22-07-2012

ELECTORAL COLLEGE

The Electoral College consisted of elected members of Lok Sabha [543], Rajya Sabha [233] and 30 State Legislative Assemblies [4120] including NCT of Delhi and UT of Pondicherry. Thus the total electors were 4896.

EXAMINATION OF NOMINATION PAPER

On the day of scrutiny of nomination papers, an objection was raised with regard to the eligibility of Shri Pranab Mukherjee to stand as a candidate on the ground that he was allegedly holding an office of profit under the Government by virtue of being the Chairman of Council of Indian Statistical Institute. At the request of the authorized representative of Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the scrutiny proceedings were adjourned by the Returning Officer to the following day and completed by him on that day rejecting the objection.

NO. OF VOTES FOR EACH MEMBER

Each Member of Parliament had 708 votes and the number of votes for each Member of the State Legislative Assemblies differed from State to State on 1971 census.

CANDIDATES
Sl. No CANDIDATE VOTES POLLED
1. Sh. Pranab Mukherjee 7,13,763
2. Sh. Purno Agitok Sangma 3,15,987
TOTAL 10,29,750

Sh. Pranab Mukherjee was declared elected by the Returning Officer on 22nd July, 2012. He assumed office on 25th July 2012.

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