Third Presidential Election of India, 1962: Winner Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan

THIRD PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 1962

The second term of Dr. Rajendra Prasad as President expired on 12.05.1962. Before that date an election was held to the office of the President.

RETURNING OFFICER:

The Secretary to the Lok Sabha.

ASSTT. RETURNING OFFICERS

The Deputy Secretary, Lok Sabha Secretariat and Secretaries of various State Legislative Assemblies.

ELECTION PROGRAMME

1. Notified on 06.04.1962
2. Last date for making nomination 16.04.1962
3. Scrutiny of Nominations on 18.04.1962
4. Last date for withdrawal 21.04.1962
5. Date of Poll 07.05.1962 (10 A.M. to 4.P.M.)
6. Counting votes 11.05.1962

ELECTORAL COLLEGE

The Electoral College consisted of elected members of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and 15 State Legislative Assemblies.

NO. OF VOTES FOR EACH MEMBER

Each Member of Parliament had 493 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 MLAs of Uttar Pradesh (147). The value of votes was calculated on the basis of 1951 census since 1961 census figures were not finally published.

CANDIDATES

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

Sl. No CANDIDATE VOTES POLLED
1. Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan 5,53,067
2. 2. Chowdhry Hari Ram 6,341
3. Shri Yamuna Prasad Trisulia 3,537
Total 5,62,945

Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan was declared as elected and the notification announcing this was published on 13-05-1962.

Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan assumed the office of the President of India on 13-05-1962.

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