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During the 1969 presidential elections there had been split and difference of opinions on the official candidate in the Congress when Mrs.Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister of India.
And Mr. V.V.Giri who was the Vice-President of India, contested as an independent candidate and won the official candidate of the ruling Congress party- Mr. Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy by a narrow margin and became the President of India.
He had received some Congress -votes and votes of various parties throughout India.
The following are the votes secured by the contestants of 1969 Presidential Election in India :
Mr. V.V.Giri- opposition candidate- 4 20 077 votes and
Mr.Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy- Congress candidate- 4 05427 votes.
Mr.P.A.Sangma wishes and hopes that the 2012 presidential election’s results will be similar to that of the year 1969.
Even if he could not win in the presidential election, Mr.P.A.Sangma along with his supporters will approach the Supreme Court of India and contest Mr.Pranab Mukherjee’s election as the President of India, based on the ‘office of profit’ rules and difference in Mr. Pranab Mukherjee’s signatures.