115 nominations filed for Prez election

115 nominations filed for Prez election

June 30, 2022

New Delhi: About 115 nominations were filed till last evening, the last day of filing of papers for the July 18 Presidential election according to the Rajya Sabha Secretariat. The scrutiny of the nominations would  be done on Thursday.

Sources said 28 of the total 115 nominations were rejected due to non furnishing of voter list with the names of candidates. The 87 nominations remaining are of 72 candidates which will be scrutinised on Thursday.

Though the Election Commission has made it mandatory for nominees to have at least 50 members of the electoral college (made up of members of Parliament and Legislative Assemblies) as proposers and another 50 as seconders along with a security deposit of Rs. 15,000 deposited in the Reserve Bank of India or a Government Treasury,  a host of commoners have also filed their papers for the top constitutional post in the country.

Apart from NDA nominee Droupadi Murmu and the combined Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha, there are applications from a slum-dweller from Mumbai, a social activist from Tamil Nadu named Lalu Prasad Yadav and a Professor from Delhi!


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