Presidential Elections

Congress presidential elections: Nomination window opens; contest could be multi-cornered

A senior leader, who flew down to Delhi on Thursday night, told this daily he is holding meetings with several others and weighing his options.

published on : 24th September 2022

Congress leaders seek action against colleagues for meeting Azad

Early this week Hooda along with Chavan and Anand Sharma, all three members of the G23 faction, met Azad at the latter’s residence.

published on : 1st September 2022

Tewari, Tharoor, Karti echo poll roll fears

They demanded names of 9,000 AICC delegates eligible for voting be published on AICC website, countering Congress Central Election Authority chairman’s plan to send poll rolls to respective PCC office

published on : 1st September 2022

Congress pushes its presidential polls by a month to Oct 17

About 9,000 All India Congress Committee (AICC) delegates make up the electoral college for the party’s presidential polls. Filing of nomination papers will begin on September 24.

published on : 29th August 2022

Margaret Alva vs Jagdeep Dhankhar: Around 93 per cent of MPs vote in vice presidential poll; over 50 MPs skip

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in a wheelchair and needed support to stand up and cast his vote. CPM MP John Brittas was among those who helped the veteran leader.

published on : 6th August 2022

INTERVIEW | Parties which are openly supporting me being threatened: Margaret Alva

Veteran Congress leader and Opposition vice-presidential candidate Margaret Alva in conversation.

published on : 27th July 2022

21 gun salute, Santali saree for swearing-in: Droupadi Murmu to take oath as President on Monday

The ceremony will be held at the central hall of Parliament at 10.15 AM on Monday where Chief Justice of India N V Ramana will administer the oath of the office of the President to her.

published on : 24th July 2022

Enough time for Mamata Banerjee to change mind, says vice presidential candidate Margaret Alva

The veteran Congress leader, who has spent nearly 50 years in politics, said the differences in the Opposition bloc were "like a family quarrel" which would be resolved.

published on : 24th July 2022

Opposition unity in tatters as over 120 MLAs, 17 MPs cross-vote for Murmu

MLAs in significant numbers from Assam, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, among others, cast their ballots for Murmu.

published on : 23rd July 2022

One MLA from DMK or its allies in Tamil Nadu cast an invalid vote in Presidential elections 

Of the 53 invalid votes, 15 came from Parliament followed by five each from Punjab and Madhya Pradesh, and four each in Delhi, West Bengal, Karnataka and Maharashtra.

published on : 22nd July 2022

‘Sir, I swam without fear,’ President-elect Murmu had once told her teacher

The tribal lands of Odisha, which had been waiting with bated breath for the declaration of her elevation to the topmost post of the country, dived headlong into celebrations.

published on : 22nd July 2022

Congratulations pour in from states for Draupadi Murmu as she wins Presidential poll

Celebrations broke out outside the Rajasthan BJP headquarters in Jaipur and the party workers burst firecrackers and distributed sweets as Murmu emerged victorious in the presidential poll.

published on : 22nd July 2022

Droupadi Murmu's tally boosted by cross-voting from Opposition members

Murmu won by an overwhelming margin against Sinha, receiving over 64 per cent valid votes cast by MPs and MLAs, comprising the electoral college, to become the country's 15th president.

published on : 22nd July 2022

In Droupadi Murmu, India gets its youngest and first president to be born after Independence

Murmu was elected as BJP councillor in the Rairangpur Notified Area Council in 1997 and rose to being a minister in Odisha's BJD-BJP coalition government from 2000 to 2004.

published on : 21st July 2022

Who will be India's 15th President? Country to know on Thursday as counting begins at 11 am

Poll officials are ready for the counting in room number 63, the strongroom of Parliament where the boxes are guarded behind round-the-clock security.

published on : 21st July 2022

Droupadi Murmu's hometown confident of her win, gears up for celebration

There is enthusiasm among the people as for the first time, someone from the state is tipped to occupy the country's topmost constitutional post.

published on : 21st July 2022

Why Droupadi Murmu is important

Her victory symbolises a tribute to all leaders of tribal communities who have always worked hard to uphold the traditions, heritage and identity of the Scheduled Tribes.

published on : 20th July 2022

Opposition V-P candidate Margaret Alva files nomination papers

The vice presidential poll will be held on August 6 to elect the successor to M Venkaiah Naidu, whose term ends on August 10.

published on : 19th July 2022

Presidential polls: Voted according to my conscience, says rebel Congress MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi

He said Congress leaders, with whom he has personal relations, keep telling him that he should not leave the party.

published on : 19th July 2022

'Listened to conscience': NCP MLAs in Jharkhand, Gujarat indulge in cross-voting in Presidential elections

Speculation was rife that several Congress MLAs have also cross-voted, but the party's Jharkhand unit resident Rajesh Thakur rubbished the conjectures.

published on : 19th July 2022
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