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Presidential elections – Voting today

There are two candidates in the race for the coveted post- National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Meira Kumar. The president is elected by an electoral college consisting of the elected members of both houses of parliament, the elected members of the Legislative assemblies of the 29 states and the elected members ... Read More »

Vice Presidential Polls: 9 Candidates File Nominations

Nine candidates have filed nomination papers for Vice presidential election which is to be held on Aug 5. Four papers were rejected by returning officer as they had neither filed the certified copy of the electoral roll nor had they deposited Rs 15,000 in cash as security deposit.  The nomination papers of the rest are also liable to be rejected on ... Read More »

Presidential election 2017 list: Lalu Yadav, Saira Bano also in race

Besides Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar , the list of candidates who have filed their papers for presidential election contains some interesting names. Saira Bano , a Mumbai woman and her husband Mohammed Patel Abdul Hamid both filed nomination papers. The Saira Bano is not the yesteryear actress and wife of Dilip Kumar. Lalu Prasad Yadav is also in ... Read More »

Opposition’s Presidential nominee Meira Kumar – ‘A sacrificial goat’ ?

Former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar has been announced as the Opposition’s Presidential nominee. A confident Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday, while maintaining that the NDA Government’s presidential nominee Ramnath Kovind will win with majority, said that the Congress Party is using Meira Kumar as a ‘sacrificial goat’ in this election. Post the end-moment announcement of the presidential nominee ... Read More »

It’s official. Nitish Kumar’s JD-U to support Ram Nath Kovind in Presidential elections

Bihar’s ruling Janata Dal -United (JD-U )has officially declared support for Ram Nath Kovind. Nitish Kumar and his MLAs told that JDU would not support the congress. JDU MLA Ratnesh Sada said “The decision was taken at a meeting of our legislators “. Nitish Kumar told his MLAs that Kovind, who was the Bihar governor before he was picked by ... Read More »

Presidential election: Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is NDA candidate

71 year old Kovind is a Dalit leader from Kanpur. He was born on October 1, 1945 in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur Dehat district. He has been a member of Rajya Sabha for two terms –1994-2000 and 2000- 2006. He has also been the national spokesperson of the BJP. Kovind assumed the charge as 36th Governor of Bihar in August 2015. Kovind ... Read More »

Presidential election 2017: PM Modi may have bigger plans for ‘metro man ‘ Sreedharan

The Pinari Vijayan government of Kerala wrote to the Prime Minister’s office asking it to revise the seating plan since Metro Man Sreedharan name is not included. Later, PMO said Sreedharan has been included in the list of dignitaries. This puts an end to the controversy over the non -inclusion of DMRC Principal advisor Sreedharan. Sources say that PMO had ... Read More »

Presidential election: BJP chief Amit Shah’s 3-member team to select NDA’s candidate

BJP has formed 3 member team to pick NDA’s candidate for presidential election to be held on July 17. BJP president Amit Shah appointed senior party leaders Rajnath Singh , Arun Jaitley and Venkaiah Naidu to pick NDA candidate for presidential election. Neither BJP nor the congress have announced their candidates so far to replace president Pranab Mukherjee whose term ... Read More »

Shiv Sena may break ranks with NDA on president polls : Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that his party may take an independent line on presidential elections. Sena had ditched the BJP led NDA during 2007 and 2012 by backing Pratibha Patil and Pranab Mukherjee . Both Patil and Mukherjee had called on the late Sena Chief Bal Thackeray to seek his party’s support. Raut said the Sena would continue ... Read More »

France to vote on Presidential elections today

The people of France would be voting in the first round to select their President. The country has been witnessing few terrorist attacks in the past few weeks and in the wake of election, the Government has deployed some 50,000 security personnel to ensure that the election gets carried out without any incidents. The candidates who are in the fray ... Read More »

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