Twelfth Presidential Election of India, 2002: Winner Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

TWELFTH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 2002

The term of the tenth President Shri K. R Narayanan was to expire on 24-07-2002. The Twelfth Presidential Election was to be held before that date.

RETURNING OFFICER

Shri R. C. Tripathi, Secretary-General, Rajya Sabha.

ASSTT. RETURNING OFFICERS

One Additional Secretary and one Joint Secretary 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 11-06-2002
2. Last date for making nomination 25-06-2002
3. Scrutiny of Nominations on 26-06-2002
4. Last date for withdrawal 28-06-2002
5. Date of Poll 15-07-2002 (10 A.M. to 5.P.M.)
6. Counting of votes 18-07-2002

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.

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. Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 9,22,884
2. Smt. Lakshmi Sahgal 1,07,366
TOTAL 10,30,250

Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was declared elected by the Returning Officer on 18th July 2002. He assumed office on 25th July 2002.

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