Presidential Election 2017 – To elect the 14th president of India the Indian government will start the polling form 10 AM on wards. NDA nominee Ran Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar are the nominees for the post of the Indian president. Kovind is a fomer Bihar Governor and Meira Kumar held the position of Lok Sabha Speaker. President Pranab Mukherjee’s term is expiring on July 25. In the last presidential election in 2012, Pranab Mukherjee had defeated P.A. Sangma and got over 69 per cent votes.
The ECI allowed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, an MLA from Gujarat and former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi to cast their votes from New Delhi for tomorrow’s Presidential elections.
The Congress, which had been dragging its feet over picking its candidate, has managed to keep together a chunk of the opposition with its choice of 72-year old Ms Kumar the daughter of Dalit icon and former deputy Prime Minister Jagjivan Ram.
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Since many MPS are not present in New Delhi and many MLAs are not present in their respective states, so the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Sunday allowed concession to some of such MPs and MLAs.