Stage set for Presidential poll

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July 17, 2017 BREAKING NEWS 171 Views
Stage set for Presidential poll

Every elected legislator will exercise his/her franchise to choose the country’s President on Monday. With just two candidates in fray, the candidate with most votes will be declared winner.

The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has thrown its weight behind former Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind. A conglomerate of 14 Opposition parties have joined hands to declared former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumaras their presidential candidate.

The Election Commission has permitted 14 Rajya Sabha and 41 Lok Sabha members to vote in the Assemblies for the presidential election, while five MLAs will vote in Parliament on Monday.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who are yet to resign from the Lok Sabha, will vote at the respective Assemblies.(TH)

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