Almost the time now and the fate has been sealed for the Next President of India. As the electoral college has casted the vote either for the NDA candidate Mr. Ram Nath Kovind or UPA nominated Mira Kumar democracy at her best with the largest populated democracy in the world.
The president is elected by an electoral college consisting of the elected members of both houses of parliament, the elected members of the Legislative assemblies of the 29 states and the elected members of the legislative assemblies of the Union Territories of Delhi and Puducherry.As of 2017, the electoral college comprises 776 MPs and 4120 MLAs. The total strength of Electoral college is 10,98,882 votes. Halfway mark is 5,49,442 votes. After state assembly elections and by-polls of 2017, NDA is short of nearly 20,000 votes.
The nomination of a candidate for election to the office of the President must be subscribed by at least 50 electors as proposers and 50 electors as seconders. The election is held in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of the Single transferable vote method. The voting takes place by secret ballot. The manner of election of President is provided by Article 55 of the Constitution.
|Members of Parliament||748||413||112||223|
|Jammu and Kashmir||87||55||27||5|
|Party Consist||Lok Sabha Votes||Rajya Sabha Votes||State Assemblies Votes||Total Votes||Percentage|
|NDA||BJP, SHS, TDP, LJSP, SAD,
RLSP, AD, GFP, MGP
AINRC, JKPDP, NPF, NPP,
PMK, SDF, SWP
|Other Parties||AIADMK ,YSRCP, JD(U),BJD,
TRS,INLD & IND
|Government Total (Including Non NDA Parties’ support)||661,278||60.30%|
|UPA||INC, IUML, RSP, KC (M), DMK||34,692||46,020||93,137||173,849||15.90%|
|Other Parties||AITC, CPI(M), NCP,SP, BSP,
AAP, RJD,AIUDF, JDS, JMM,
AIMIM, CPI, JKNC
This time speculation is not required as Astrologer to political pandits all are swinging towards Mr. Kovind as next president only miracle can bring Meera in Risina Hills.