Vice Presidential Election 2017: Voting, counting on August 5, announces Election Commission

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Vice Presidential Election 2017: Voting, counting on August 5, announces Election Commission

New Delhi : The election for the post of Vice President of India would be held on August 5 and the result would be declared on the same day, announced Election Commission of India (ECI). Nasim Zaidi, Chief Election Commissioner, today, announced the schedule for the Vice Presidential Election 2017 in a press conference. As per the schedule, the date for notifications for the Vice Presidential election has been set for July 4.The candidates can submit their candidature by July 18. The scrutiny of the nominations will take place on the next day, July 19. The date to withdraw their names from the
Vice Presidential Election
candidature is July 21. The voting would be on August 5 from 10 AM to 5 PM, Nasim Zaidi said.

Announcing the schedule for Vice Presidential elections 2017, Nasim Zaidi
said, the candidates can submit their nomination by July 18. The scrutiny of the nominations will take place on the next day, July 19. The date to withdraw their names from the Vice Presidential Election candidature is July 21. The voting would be on August 5 from 10 AM to 5 PM, Nasim Zaidi said. The election will be conducted through a secret ballot.

VICE PRESIDENT OF INDIA ELECTION

Notification date: July 4
Last date to file nomination: July 18
Scrutiny of nomination: July 19
Last date to withdraw nomination: July 21
Voting date: August 5
Result date: August 5

To win the Vice Presidential elections, a candidate would need a total of 393 votes. A total of 790 members, from both the Rajya Sabha (245) and the Lok Sabha (545), will take part in the elections. NDA has a total of 448 votes by the UPA has 238. The post is currently held by Mohammad Hamid Ansari whose term ends on August 10. The Vice President will be chosen by members of both houses of Parliament.

As per the reports, the NDA has been discussing the names of former Chief Minister of Gujarat Anandiben Patel, a former minister in Bihar Hukmdev Narayan Yadav and Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information and Broadcasting Venkaiah Naidu. However, Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday cleared that he is not interested in any ceremonial position that would keep him away from the people. He also said that he will not contest the Vice Presidential Election 2017 even if somebody compelled him. "Never am I going to participate in vice president elections even if anyone compels me," said V Naidu.
(india.com)

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