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How The President Of India Is Elected



How The President Of India Is Elected

Did it ever cross your mind that how the President of India is elected? There are many things you may not know about the unique and interesting process. So, in this article, we will explain and have a look at the detailed process of electing the President, the current parties’ relative strengths, and how earlier elections have played out.

The current President of India Ram Nath Kovind’s tenure ends on July 25. The dates of the 16th Presidential elections have been announced. The elected MLAs and MPs across the country will vote to elect India’s 15th President on July 18 and the result will be declared on July 21. Under Article 62(1) of the Constitution,

“an election to fill a vacancy caused by the expiration of the term of office of President shall be completed before the expiration of the term”

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So, how the President of India is elected?

Many of us are not aware that the President is elected by an electoral college. But who are the members of the electoral college? The electoral college consists of MPs of both Houses of Parliament and MLAs of all states including Delhi and Puducherry (the UTs).

The ones who are not considered a part of the electoral college are the nominated members of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, and the Assemblies, and also members of state Legislative Councils.

As Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have two and 12 nominated members respectively, voters from the Lok Sabha is 543 and Rajya Sabha is 233, making it 776 voters from Parliament. The Members of Legislative Assemblies (MLAs) of all states, Delhi and Puducherry, sum up to 4,033 voters which makes the total number of members in the Presidential electoral college 4,809.

How the President of India is elected

Not only the number of votes, the value of the voter matters

The value of the votes is determined by the population of each state as per Census 1971 and the votes are weighted accordingly. For eg: The value of each MLA’s vote can vary from a high of 208 in Uttar Pradesh to as low as 7 in Sikkim.

This means that 403 MLAs of Uttar Pradesh contribute 208 × 403 = 83,824 votes to the electoral pool, while 32 MLAs of Sikkim contribute 32 × 7 = 224 votes. The weighted votes from all the Assemblies add up to 5.43 lakh.

The election process demands that 543 MPs in Lok Sabha and 233 in Rajya Sabha which makes a total of 776 MPs should contribute the same aggregate of votes as the MLAs.

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The value of each MP’s vote is estimated by dividing 5.43 lakh by 776, rounded off to 700. Thus, the combined electoral collection from the Assemblies and Parliament adds up to 10.86 lakh.

As per the Election Commission’s data released on Thursday, the total value of votes of the MPs is 5,43,200 and that of MLAs is 5,43,231 making the total sum 10,86,431.

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The Delimitation Commission for Jammu and Kashmir recommended a 90-member assembly for the region in its final order. Since an elected house is yet to be in place, J&K will not be eligible to take part in the voting for the Presidential election.

How are the opposition and the ruling alliance placed?

The NDA led by BJP is far ahead of the Congress and its supporters, but still a little short of the halfway mark as of now. By adding up the votes of the MLAs and MPs on either side, without counting the 57 vacant Rajya Sabha seats (16 of which go to polls on Friday while MPs elected unopposed have the other 41), the NDA has 48% of the votes with BJP 42% and allies 6%, while the Congress (13.5%) and its allies (10.5%) have 24%.

These allies include the DMK, NCP, Shiv Sena, JMM, and smaller parties like the VCK, RSP, Muslim League, and MDMK.

Outside the two alliances, the Trinamool Congress has 5.4%, YSRCP 4%, Biju Janata Dal 2.85%, and the Left parties 2.5%, with the rest of the votes held by different parties.

As some support from parties either YSRCP or BJD would help to take the NDA candidate beyond the halfway mark, the BJP is banking on the YSRCP and the BJD and some other parties to support its candidate. Reports say that Naveen Patnaik, Odisha Chief Minister met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 30, and Andhra Pradesh CM Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy contacted the PM last week.

On the Opposition side, it depends on the way how the Samajwadi Party, TRS, and AAP will vote. BJP has been attacked by the TRS, which was once considered a fence-sitter, and even backed the government on some key Bills, lately. The AAP is in a dispute with both Congress and the BJP.

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Here is how contested the previous elections have been

1952: Rajendra Prasad won with 5,07,400 votes in the first election as it was a no-contest. Chaudhary Hari Ram did not want Prasad to be elected unopposed and polled 1,954. K T Shah was fielded by the left who was a former alumnus of the London School of Economics and a member of the Constituent Assembly, he got 92,827 votes. Thatte Lakshman Ganesh (2,672) and Krishna Kumar Chatterjee (533) were the other frays.

1957: Prasad was fielded for a second by Congress. He got 4,59,698 votes against Nagendra Narayan Das (2,000) and Chowdhry Hari Ram (2,672)- It was again a no-contest.

1962: Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, who was Vice President during President Prasad’s tenure was fielded by Congress. He got 5,53,067 votes against Yamuna Prasad Trisulia (3,537) and Chowdhry Hari Ram (6,341).

1967: Kota Subbarao (3,63,971) lost to the Congress candidate, Vice President Zakir Hussain, who won 4,71,244 votes against him. Subbarao retired as Chief Justice of India that year and was also the Opposition’s consensus candidate.

1969: This election, was the most controversial one as necessitated by the sudden passing of President Hussain. Under Article 65(1) of the Constitution, the office was resumed as the acting President by Vice-President V V Giri but he resigned in July 1969 as Vice President and also as the acting President.

Tensions arose within the Congress — between Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and the Syndicate (a group of veterans) — came to charge when the party officially fielded Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy while Gandhi contested as an independent and threw her weight behind Giri. She called on party MPs and MLAs to vote according to conscience.

Giri won with 4,01,515 votes to Reddy’s 3,13,548. The Congress split after the party president S Nijalingappa expelled Gandhi at that time. Among other candidates, Swatantra Party fielded C D Deshmukh, and Jana Sangh, polled 1,12,769. There were 12 more in the contest, and the law was changed to prevent non-serious candidates from contesting.

1974: The Congress fielded Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, and the opposition veteran and a Lok Sabha MP, Tridib Chaudhuri, from the Revolutionary Socialist Party. Ahmed polled 7,65,587 votes to Chaudhuri’s 1,89,196.

1977: Vice President B D Jatti took over as acting President following Ahmed’s death. When the poll was held, 37 candidates filed their papers but on scrutiny, all were rejected except one. The only valid candidate was Congress’s Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, who was eventually elected.

1982: Giani Zail Singh (7,54,113 votes) of Congress won against H R Khanna (2,82,685). Nine opposition parties had fielded Khanna who was a Supreme Court judge and had resigned in protest against the appointment of M H Baig as CJI in 1977.

1987: The Left parties fielded legal luminary and former Supreme Court Justice V R Krishna Iyer against Vice President R Venkataraman, who won easily (7,40,148 votes against Iyer’s 2,81,550). The third contestant was an independent candidate from Bihar, Mithilesh Kumar, who got 2,223 votes.

The elections became politically interesting as incumbent President Singh’s equations with Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi were not good. He was prodded to contest as an independent candidate by some Congress dissenters and Devi Lal of the Lok Dal(B), but he declined.

1992: The Congress’s Shanker Dayal Sharma (6,75,804 votes) won comfortably against the opposition’s George Gilbert Swell (3,46,485), who is a former Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker, a former Ambassador to Norway and Burma. He was also a tribal who was the force behind the movement that led to statehood for Meghalaya.

His candidature was backed by BJP and pushed by former Prime Minister V P Singh. Ram Jethmalani (2,704 votes) and the famous Kaka Joginder Singh aka Dharti-Pakad (1,135), who contested lost — over 300 elections during his lifetime.

1997: K R Narayanan, won one of the most one-sided polls ever, polling 956,290 votes against former Chief Election Commissioner T N Seshan’s 50,361. He was fielded by parties in the United Front government and the Congress and backed by the opposition BJP Seshan, who had the support of the Shiv Sena and some independent MLAs.

2002: Congress and most opposition parties decided to back scientist A P J Abdul Kalam, who was the BJP’s choice. The Left fielded Captain Lakshmi Sahgal but Kalam (9,22,884) won a one-sided contest against Sahgal (1,07,366).

2007: The UPA-Left nominee, Pratibha Patil, became India’s first woman President with 6,38,116 votes against BJP candidate Bhairon Singh Shekhawat (3,31,306 ). The Shiv Sena who was a part of the NDA at that time chose to back Patil, who belonged to Maharashtra.

2012: Polling 713,763 votes against the BJP’s P A Sangma (3,15,987), UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee became the 13th President.

2017: In the last election, against Kovind, the Opposition fielded former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar. Though she had the support of 17 Opposition parties the JD(U) chose to support Kovind. Kovind bagged 7,02,044 votes, and Kumar 3,67,314.


We hope now you got an idea about the process of the Presidential election in our country!

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Urfi Javed Replies To Mukesh Khanna For His Recent Sexist Remark Against Women



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Urfi Javed reply Mukesh Khanna

After making remarks equating every woman who initiates talk about sex to “sex workers,” veteran actor Mukesh Khanna found himself in the middle of a controversy on Wednesday.

Since then, he is receiving a lot of criticism both online and offline. Many celebrities also raised their voice against this statement and among them is actress and model, Urfi Javed.

The actress who gained popularity during her brief appearance on Bigg Boss OTT was the first participant to be evicted off from the program. The actress has been involved in a number of disputes since her eviction, largely as a result of her distinctive fashion choices. She routinely shared her bold photos on social media, which garnered her media attention.

Because of this, she also draws a lot of love and hatred at the same time. Lots of people are also accusing her of spreading nudity openly. But most of the time, she faced trolls bravely.

Mukesh Khanna stirred controversy because of his indecent remark against women

Khanna, who is most known for her roles as the superhero “Shaktimaan” and Bhishma Pitamah in BR Chopra’s “Mahabharat,” claimed that a female from a “civilized society” would never strike up a sexual discussion on her own.

In a recent video that was uploaded to his Bheeshm International YouTube page, the 64-year-old actor stated,

Koi bhi ladki agar kisi ladke ko kahe ‘I want to have sex with you’, wo ladki, ladki nahi hai, wo dhanda kar rahi hai

It implies that a woman who approaches a boy and asks for sex is not a girl but rather a sex worker. According to him, a nice girl from a civilized society wouldn’t say something like that.

As the video gained attention, Mukesh Khanna received vicious criticism from both genders. However, after seeing the entire video titled “Kya aapko bhi aisi ladkiya lubhati hain?” (Do such girls lure you as well), some online users backed him.

Let me tell you that in the video, Mukesh discussed how some unknown ladies pursue guys on social media and make sex offers to them. He attempted to raise awareness among males with his video. However, his specific words caused the video to backfire.

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Urfi Javed slams Mukesh Khanna for his degrading statement

The actress responded to Mukesh Khanna’s derogatory remarks and attacked him. She shared a photo from the social networking page, on her Instagram story recently. The post on her story read,

The fact remains that he did say “that any woman who approaches a man for sex is a prostitute” and that girls belonging to civilized society would never approach men for sex. He did say it, no matter what the context!

She added,

Over the years people and lawmakers have gone back and forth about sex work. But when it is the livelihood of a person, comments like his can further lead to stigma and criminalization, striping a person of their means of living.

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Urfi called Mukesh Khanna “a problematic man”

Urfi published another post on Instagram with which she labeled Mukesh Khanna “a problematic man” who supposedly publishes Islamophobic and sexist material. She captioned the story,

Shaktiman yar !

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What Mukesh Khanna has to say about this controversy

Following the backlash, Khanna clarified that his intention was to get the young aware of the sex racket and that he was not commenting on typical man-woman relationships. Supporting his claims, he said,

I also get messages from girls, where they say they want to chat with me and they ask for nude photos. We don’t know whether it is actually a woman or a man. I also get messages, I do not reply to them. Some people who I know too have received messages from girls, who have their own channels.

For his alleged derogatory and sexist statements towards women, Khanna was the subject of a notification from the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) to the Delhi Police Cyber Cell.

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Sidharth Malhotra Gives Perfect Reply To Rumoured Girlfriend Kiara Advani’s Cryptic Post



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Sidharth Malhotra reply Kiara Advani instagram story

August 12, marks the first anniversary of the Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani movie Shershaah, which has no doubt been one of the most lauded releases of the previous year.

The life of Captain Vikram Batra, who died in the 1999 Kargil War, served as the inspiration for the movie. Despite the fact that people already knew about Batra’s life, this movie proved to be a different and most hard-hitting film based on his life. The movie not only portrays his journey from being a town boy to a Kargil hero but also gives glimpses of his love life and college life.

As a result, one of the most remarkable elements of the movie is Sidharth and Kiara’s on-screen chemistry as Vikram and Dimple. They are also one of the most talked-about celebrity couples in Bollywood. Everything about them frequently makes it to the news, from their on-screen chemistry to their off-screen relationship.

The two haven’t publicly acknowledged their connection, but until they do, admirers can only make assumptions based on their adorable photos and cryptic posts for each other. Talking about the recent incident, both Kiara and Sidharth knocked down the internet with their flirtatious virtual conversation.


Kiara and Sidharth surprised the audience on the occasion of the film’s milestone with a line from the Shershaah movie

The actress amusingly dedicated this to her presumed boyfriend and co-star Sidharth. Kiara Advani posted a mysterious message on her Instagram story in which she wrote,

@sidmalhotra tu baatein to badi badi karta that, lekin tu bhi ‘out of sight, out of mind’ type ka banda nikala

Before anybody has second thoughts, the quote is from a scene in the movie Shershaah in which her character, Dimple Cheema, speaks to Captain Vikram Batra during their romantic conversation.

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Sidharth’s response to Kiara’s message

Sidharth, however, quickly responded to her message, saying,

Oye Sardani, mujhe na sab yaad hai, bhul hi nahi sakta, aaj 6 baje milne aa jaonga

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Soon after he sent this message, it quickly gained popularity on social media and many people began to speculate that they may meet and confess their love for each other. However, a lot of individuals have suggested that this may be a PR stunt.

To dispel any rumours that the couple will go live at 6 p.m. to interact with their fans in honor of the movie’s first anniversary, Kiara posted the same news and verified this. She wrote,

Okay, then it’s a date! Will be live on Instagram at 6 PM today

Kiara and Sidharth’s sweet live session on Instagram

During the live session on Instagram, the actors discussed memorable scenes from the movie, their first experience working together, meeting Vikram Batra’s family, and everything in between.

While discussing Sidharth, Kiara acknowledged him for broadening her eating preferences amongst the noise. When the actress would bring the same meal to the set, Sidharth would force her to sample various foods from the areas where they were filming.

Fans urged the pair to team up as they exchanged humorous shooting-related experiences. Their request was granted by Sidharth, who also astonished them by approaching Kiara in another room. In response to a question about whether they intended to work on a movie together once more, they both said,

We are hoping too (to do a film).. very soon

However, despite the fact that Sidharth and Kiara did not express their love vocally, their unique gestures were more than enough to lead their admirers to believe they were a couple.

Check out Sidharth and Kiara’s cute video

While we don’t want to speculate much about the stars’ lives, we would love to see them together in another film.

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15 Rishabh Pant Urvashi Rautela Memes After Their Online War Of Words Goes Viral



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RishabhPant UrvashiRautela memes

Despite being public figures and constantly being under the media’s radar, Rishabh Pant and Urvashi Rautela have put up an online war targeting each other indirectly on social media. All of this started with the recent Bollywood Hungama interview of Urvashi where she stated a few lines targeting Rishabh by addressing him as ‘Mr. RP’.

The duo made headlines when Rishabh reacted to Urvashi’s statement by putting up a story on his Instagram account and deleting it thereafter.

In the interview, the actress and model, Urvashi said,

“I was shooting in Varanasi, and I had a show in New Delhi thereon, so I had to take a flight. In New Delhi, I was shooting a full day, and after about 10 hours of shooting, when I went back, I had to get ready, and you know that girls take a lot of time to get ready. Mr. RP came, he sat in the lobby, and waited for me, and he wanted to meet. I was so tired that I dozed off to sleep, and I didn’t realize that I had received so many calls,”

She went on,

“So, when I woke up, I saw 16-17 missed calls and then I felt so bad. That, someone, was waiting for me and I didn’t go. Out of respect, because a lot of girls don’t care about making someone wait, out of that show of respect, I told him that let’s meet when you’ll come to Mumbai,”  Mumbai aaye and mile, and bahar aate hi paps and all were there. It’s very important to give respect to the other person but I feel like media kisi bhi cheez ko, joh develop hone waali ho, pura kharab kar deti hai.”

To this the Indian wicketkeeper-batter, Rishabh responded with an Instagram story targetted at the actress without mentioning her name. He wrote,

“It’s funny how people lie in interviews just for some meagre popularity and for hitting the headlines. Sad how some people are so thirsty for fame and name. May God bless “merapichachorhoBehen #Jhutkibhilimithotihai.”

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In spite of the fact that Pant deleted the story within 10 minutes, it went viral in no time. Netizens started reacting to it and Twitter was flooded with mixed reactions.

Soon, on the event of Raksha Bandhan, Urvashi came up with an Instagram post pointed at her ex-beau Rishabh, she added a caption,

“Chotu bhaiyaa should play bat ball. Main koyi munni nahi hoon badnam hone with young kiddo darling tere liyee #Rakshabandhan Mubarak ho #RPChotuBhaiyya#Cougarhunter #donttakeadvantageofasilentgirl #love #UrvashiRautela #UR1”.

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Now, this was more than enough action for trolls and fans to display their creativity and get started with a Meme fest

We have listed some of the best Rishabh pant and Urvashi Rautela Memes for you




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