Presidential Elections-2022: 11 file nominations on first day

Presidential Elections-2022: 11 file nominations on first day

June 16, 2022

New Delhi: Eleven candidates have filed their nominations on the first day for the upcoming Presidential Elections-2022 yesterday. Sources said the paper of one of them was rejected for want of proper documents.  The Presidential elections will be held on July 18, the nomination for which will continue till June 29.

The nomination process began with the issuance of the notification on Wednesday calling electors to fill up the vacancy at the country’s highest Constitutional post. Parliamentary sources said a person named Lalu Prasad Yadav from Saran in Bihar was among those who filed their papers.

The nomination of one of the candidates was rejected as the person had not attached a certified copy of the entry showing his or her name in the current electoral roll for the Parliamentary Constituency in which the candidate is registered as an elector.

The candidates who filed nominations on Wednesday were from Delhi, Maharashtra, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. A nomination paper of a candidate for the election has to be made in the prescribed format and has to be subscribed by at least 50 electors as proposers and at least 50 electors as seconders.

The completed nomination paper has to be presented to the Returning Officer between 11 am and 3 pm on any day other than on a public holiday appointed for the purpose by the Election Commission. The papers can be filed either by the candidate or by any of his proposers or seconders.

The security deposit for the election of Rs. 15,000 should also be deposited. The amount can be deposited either in cash or else the receipt showing that the amount has been deposited in the Reserve Bank of India or in a Government Treasury can also be shown in the nomination papers.


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