Prime Minister Narendra Modi right this moment voted within the Presidential election that started at 10 am right this moment. MPs have additionally queued up within the parliament to forged their vote to elect the fifteenth President of India. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was seen in a wheelchair when he got here to forged his vote, 5 males helped him up on the poll field.
State MLAs, who’re additionally a part of the electoral faculty, are casting their votes from their state assemblies.
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NDA candidate Daruapadi Murmu is about for a cushty win, which can make her the primary tribal president of the nation. At 64 years-old, she can be set to develop into the youngest President India has had up to now. Ms Murmu is predicted to bag round 62 per cent of the entire votes as a number of regional events have additionally introduced their assist for her candidature.
The counting of votes will happen on July twenty first and the brand new President will take oath on July twenty fifth.
Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha is the joint opposition in opposition to Ms Murmu.
A polling sales space has been arrange contained in the Parliament premises the place Members of Parliament will forged their votes. Rajya Sabha’s Secretary General is the Returning Officer for this election.
The President is elected by members of the Electoral College consisting of elected Members of Parliament and of all of the state Assemblies, together with the National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Union Territory of Puducherry.
Nominated Members of Parliament, state Assemblies and Members of Legislative Council usually are not eligible to vote. A complete of 776 Members of Parliament and 4,033 MLAs will vote within the Presidential elections.
The Presidential election is being held right this moment whereas the Vice Presidential election shall be held on August 6.
The monsoon session of the parliament, which additionally begins right this moment, will begin at 11 am and can proceed until August 12. There shall be 18 sittings in the course of the session.