Fourth Presidential Election of India, 1967: Winner Dr. Zakir Hussain

FOURTH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 1967

The term of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan as the President of India expired on 12-05-1967. An election was held to the office of President before that time.

RETURNING OFFICER;

The Secretary to the Rajya Sabha

ASSTT. RETURNING OFFICERS

The Deputy Secretary, Rajya Sabha Secretariat and Secretaries of various State Legislative Assemblies. It was decided to have poll at two places in Jammu & Kashmir State, that is at Jammu and Srinagar. Therefore, the Under Secretary of the Assembly Secretariat was also appointed as ARO in Jammu & Kashmir apart from the Secretary of the Assembly Secretariat.

ELECTION PROGRAMME

1. Notified on 03.04.1967
2. Last date for making nomination 13.04.1967
3. Scrutiny of Nominations on 15.04.1967
4. Last date for withdrawal 18.04.1967
5. Date of Poll 06.05.1967 (10 A.M. to 4.P.M.)
6. Counting votes 09.05.1967

ELECTORAL COLLEGE

The Electoral College consisted of elected members of Lok Sabha (520), Rajya Sabha (228) and 17 State Legislative Assemblies (3383). Thus the total electors were 4,131.

NO. OF VOTES FOR EACH MEMBER

Each Member of Parliament had 576 votes and the number of votes for each Member of the State Legislative Assemblies differed from State to State on the basis of the population. The lowest value of votes was for the MLAs of Nagaland State (08) and the highest value of votes was for the MLAs of Uttar Pradesh (174). The value of votes was calculated on the basis of 1961 census.

CANDIDATES

The contesting candidates and the votes secured by them were as follows:

Sl. No CANDIDATE VOTES POLLED
1. Dr. Zakir Hussain 4,71,244
2. Shri Kota Subbarao 3,63,971
3. Shri Khubi Ram 1,369
4. Shri Yamuna Prasad Trisulia 750
5. Shri Bhamburkar Shriniwas Gopal 232
6. Shri Brahma Deo 232
7. Shri Krishna Kumar Chatterjee 125
8. Shri Kumar Kamla Singh 125
9. Shri Chandradutt Senani 0
10. Shri U.P. Chugani 0
11. Dr. M.C. Davar 0
12. Ch. Hari Ram 0
13. Dr. Man Singh 0
14. Smt. Manohara Holkar
15. Shri Motilal Bhikabhai Patel 0
16. Sh. Seetharamaiah Ramaswamy Sharma Hoysala 0
17. Shri Satyabhakt 0
18. TOTAL 8,38,048

Dr. Zakir Hussain was declared as elected and the notification announcing this was published on 09-09-1967. He assumed the office of the President of India on 13-05-1967.

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