Ten Presidential Election of India, 1992: Winner Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma

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TENTH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 1992

The term of the Eighth President Shri R. Venkataraman was to expire on 24-07-1992. Tenth Presidential Election was to be held before that date.

RETURNING OFFICER

The Secretary General, Rajya Sabha.

ASSTT. RETURNING OFFICERS

Two Directors in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat and the Secretaries of the Legislative Assemblies of the State were appointed as AROs.

ELECTION PROGRAMME

1. Notified on 10-06-1992
2. Last date for making nomination 24-06-1992
3. Scrutiny of Nominations on 25-06-1992
4. Last date for withdrawal 27-06-1992
5. Date of Poll 13-07-1992 (10 A.M. to 5 P.M.)
6. Counting of votes 16-07-1992

ELECTORAL COLLEGE

The Electoral College consisted of elected members of Lok Sabha [543], Rajya Sabha [233] and 25 State Legislative Assemblies [3972]. Thus the total electors were 4748.

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 the 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. At the time of this election the Legislative Assemblies of J & K and Nagaland were under dissolution.

CANDIDATES
Sl. NoCANDIDATEVOTES POLLED
1.Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma6,75,804
2.Shri G.G. Swell3,46,485
3.Shri Ram Jethmalani2,704
4.Kaka Joginder Singh Urf Dharti-Pakad1,135
TOTAL10,26,188

Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma was declared elected by the Returning Officer on 16-07-1992. He assumed office on 25-07-1992.