India will get a new ‘President’ after exactly 43 days from today. The Election Commission has announced the date of the Presidential Election today. The commission has informed that the presidential elections will be held on July 18. At the same time, India will get a new President by July 21.
Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar told in a press conference on Thursday that the last date for nomination for this would be June 29. However, he said that the Election Commission is fully prepared to conduct elections for the post of President freely and fairly.
For the Presidential elections, voting will be held on the premises of Parliament and Legislative Assemblies. During this, the Secretary-General of the Rajya Sabha, the Returning Officer, will be present.
In this election, 4809 electoral college members consisting of MPs and MLAs will elect the successor of the current President, Ram Nath Kovind.
Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said President Kovind’s term ends on July 24, and his successor should be appointed before that.
Addressing the press conference, Kumar said the election notification would be issued on June 15. Whereas June 29 will be the last date for filing nomination papers.
All safety protocols related to Covid will be followed during polling and counting. He said no political party would be allowed to issue any whip. Kumar said the scrutiny of nomination papers would be held on June 30, and the last date to withdraw nomination papers would be July 2. If necessary, polling can be held on July 18 and counting on July 21.
Kumar said that the total number of voters for the election is 4809, in which there will be 776 MPs and 4033 MLAs.
It is to be known that the last presidential election was held in 2017 on July 17, and the counting of votes took place on July 20.