List of Contestants and Votes Received in the Presidential Elections in India From 1952

The First Presidential Elections in India was held in 1952.  5 persons contested and Dr.Rajendra Prasad won and Became the First President of India.

( It is notable that Dr.Rajendra Prasad took office as the First President of India on 26th January 1950, the day on which India became Republic. However, the first Presidential Election was held in the year 1952. Dr.Rajendra Prasad contested the First Presidential Election and won and took office as the first elected President of  India on 13th May 1952). 

The following are the number of votes received by the 5  contestants:

                                                

  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad -507,400
  • K.T. Shah -92,827
  • Thatte Lakshman Ganesh -2,672
  • Chowdhry Hari Ram -1,954
  • Krishna Kumar Chatterjee-533

The Second Presidential Election was conducted in 1957.  3 persons contested and Dr.Rajendra Prasad won and became the President of India for the consecutive Second Term. The following are the number of votes received by the 3 contestants:

  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad -459,698
  • Chowdhry Hari Ram-2,672
  • Nagendra Narayan Das-    2,000

The Third Presidential Election was conducted in 1962. 3 Persons contested and Dr.S.Radhakrishnan won and became the President of India. The following are the number of voted received by the 3 contestants:

  • Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan -553,067
  • Chowdhry Hari Ram-6,341
  • Yamuna Prasad Trisulia-    3,537

The  Fourth Presidential Election was conducted in 1967.  16 persons contested and Zakir Hussain   won and became the President of India. The following are the number of voted received by the 16 contestants:

  • Zakir Hussain-471,244
  • Kota Subbarao -363,971
  • Khubi Ram -1,369
  • Yamuna Prasad Trisulla-    232
  • Bhamburkar Shriniwas Gopal-232
  • Brahma Deo-232
  • Krishna Kumar Chatterjee -125
  • Kumar Kamla Singh-125
  • Chandradutt Senani     —
  • U.P. Chugani     —
  • Dr. M.C. Davar     —
  • Chowdhry Hari Ram     —
  • Dr. Man Singh Ahluwalia     —
  • Manohara Holkar     —
  • Seetharamaiah Ramaswamy Sharma Hoysala     —
  • Satyabhakt     —
The Fifth Presidential Election was conducted in 1969. 15 persons contested and V.V. Giri won and became the President of India. The following are the number of voted received by the 15 contestants:
  • Varahagiri Venkata Giri-Independent-401,515 /420,077
  • Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy –Independent-    313,548 /405,427
  • C.D. Deshmukh-    112,769
  • Chandradatt Senani-5,814
  • Furcharan Kaur -940
  • Rajabhoj Pandurang Nathuji -831
  • Babu Lal Mag-576
  • Chowdhry Hari Ram -125
  • Sharma Manovihari Anirudh -125
  • Khubi Ram -94
  • Bhagmal     —
  • Krishna Kumar Chatterjee     —
  • Santosh Singh Kachhwaha     —
  • Dr. Ramdular Tripathi Chakor     —
  • Shri Ramanlal Prushottam Vyas     —

The Sixth Presidential Election was conducted in 1974.  2 persons contested and Fakhrudddin Ali Ahmend    won and became the President of India. The following are the number of voted received by the 2  contestants:

  • Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed –Indian National Congress-754,113
  • Tridib Chaudhuri –Independent-    189,196

The Seventh Presidential Election was conducted in 1977. 37 candidates filed their nominations, 36 of them were rejected, and  Neelam Sanjiva Reddy  was elected as the President  winning unopposed.

The Eighth  Presidential Election was conducted in 1982.  2 persons contested and Zail Singh won and became the President of India. The following are the number of voted received by the 2 contestants:
Zail Singh –Indian National Congress-    754,113
H.R. Khanna –Independent-    282,685

The ninth Presidential Election was conducted in 1987.  3 persons contested and R. Venkataraman   won and became the President of India. The following are the number of voted received by the  3 contestants:

  • R. Venkataraman –Indian National Congress-    740,148
  • V. R. Krishna Iyer –Independent-    281,550
  • Mithilesh Kumar –Independent-    2,223

The Tenth   Presidential Election was conducted in 1992.  3 persons contested and Shankar Dayal Sharma   won and became the President of India. The following are the number of voted received by the 3 contestants:
Shankar Dayal Sharma- Indian Nationlal Congress-    675,864
G.G. Swell –Independent-    346,485
Ram Jethmalani –Independent-    2,704

The Eleventh Presidential Election was conducted in 1997.  3 persons contested and K.R.Narayanan   won and became the President of India. The following are the number of voted received by the 3 contestants:

  • K.R. Narayanan- Indian National Congress-956,290
  • T.N. Seshan-Independent – 50,631
  • Kaka Joginder Singh a.k.a. Dharti-Pakad- Independent-1,135

The Twelfth   Presidential Election was conducted in 2002. 2 persons contested and Abdul Kalam   won and became the President of India. The following are the number of voted received by the  2 contestants:

  • Abdul Kalam – Independent-922,884
  • Lakshmi Sahgal-  CPI(M)-107,366

The Thirteenth Presidential Election was conducted in 2007.  2 persons contested and Ms.Pratibha Patil   won and became the President of India. The following are the number of voted received by the  2
contestants:

                                        
   

  • Pratibha Patil     – Indian National Congress-    638,116
  • Bhairon Singh Shekhawat – Independent-      331,306

The Fourteenth Presidential Elections in India is conducted in the year 2012. The following are the 2 contestants:

  • Pranabh Mukherjee (Indian Union Finance Minister)- Indian National Congress/UPA   and
  • P.A.Sangma (Former Lokh Sabha Speaker)- Independent

The Total Value of Votes by the elected M.P.’s  of both the Houses of the Parliament of India (Rajya Sabha and the Lokh Sabha)& the elected M.L.A.’s of the States are 10 98 882.

For winning the election 50% of the total value of votes – 5 49 441 are to be received.

Related Realdings:

List of Presidents of India
How is the President of India Elected?

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