Second Presidential Election of India, 1957: Winner Dr. Rajendra Prasad

SECOND PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 1957

The term of Dr. Rajendera Prasad as President expired on 12.05.1957. Before that date an election was held to the office of the President.

RETURNING OFFICER

Shri S.N. Mukherjee, Secretary of the Council of States.

ASSTT. RETURNING OFFICERS

Two Under Secretaries of the Council of States and Secretaries of various State Legislative Assemblies.

ELECTION PROGRAMME

1. Notified on 06.04.1957
2. Last date for making nomination 16.04.1957
3. Scrutiny of Nominations on 17.04.1957
4. Last date for withdrawal 20.04.1957
5. Date of Poll 06.05.1957 (10 A.M. to 4.P.M.)
6. Counting votes 10.05.1957

ELECTORAL COLLEGE

The Electoral College consisted of elected members of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and 14 State Legislative Assemblies.

NO. OF VOTES FOR EACH MEMBER

Each Member of Parliament had 496 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 Jammu & Kashmir State (59) and the highest value of votes was for the MLA of Uttar Pradesh (147). The value of votes was calculated on the basis of 1951 census.

CANDIDATES

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

Sl. No CANDIDATE VOTES POLLED
1 Dr. Rajendra Prasad 4,59,698
2 Shri Nagendra Narayan Das 2,000
3 Chowdhry Hari Ram 2,672
TOTAL 4,64,370

Dr. Rajendra Prasad was declared as elected for a second term and the notification announcing this was published on 10.05.1957.

Dr. Rajendra Prasad assumed the office of the President of India on 13.05.1957

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