1952 Indian presidential election

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Nominee Rajendra Prasad K. T. Shah
Party INC Independent
Home state Bihar Bombay
Electoral vote 507,400 92,827

President before election

Rajendra Prasad (Interim)

Elected President

Rajendra Prasad
INC

The Election Commission of India held the first presidential elections of India on 2 May 1952. Dr. Rajendra Prasad won his first election with 507,400 votes (83.81%) over his nearest rival K. T. Shah who got 92,827 votes (15.3%).

Schedule

The election schedule was announced by the Election Commission of India on 4 April 1952.[1]

S.No. Poll Event Date
1. Last Date for filing nomination 12 April 1952
2. Date for Scrutiny of nomination 14 April 1952
3. Last Date for Withdrawal of nomination 17 April 1952
4. Date of Poll 2 May 1952
5. Date of Counting 6 May 1952

Results

Source: Web archive of Election Commission of India website[2][3][4]

Candidate Electoral Values
Rajendra Prasad 507,400
K. T. Shah 92,827
Lakshman Ganesh Thatte 2,672
Chowdhry Hari Ram 1,954
Krishna Kumar Chatterjee 533
Total 605,386

See also

References

  1. ^ "Background material related to Election to the office of President of India 2017". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 30 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Election Commission of India" (PDF). Eci.gov.in. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Presidential Candidates (from 1952 to 2007)". Archived from the original on 2017-12-20. Retrieved 2009-05-22.
  4. ^ "First real contest for office of President witnessed in 1967". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2009-05-22.