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1952 Indian vice-presidential election

12 May 1952 1957 →
 
Photograph of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan presented to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 1962.jpg
Nominee Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Party Independent
Home state Madras
Electoral vote Unopposed

Elected Vice President

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Independent

The first Indian vice presidential election was held in 1952. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was elected unopposed as the first Vice-President.[1] Had the election been contested by more than one candidate, the poll would have occurred on 12 May 1952.

Schedule

The election schedule was announced by the Election Commission of India on 12 April 1952.[2]

S.No. Poll Event Date
1. Last Date for filing nomination 21 April 1952
2. Date for Scrutiny of nomination 22 April 1952
3. Last Date for Withdrawal of nomination 25 April 1952
4. Date of Poll 12 May 1952
5. Date of Counting 25 May 1952

Result

The Electoral College consisted of 735 members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. There were two candidates who filed their nominations, S. Radhakrishnan and Janab Shaik Khadir Hussain. The Returning Officer rejected the nomination of Khadir Hussain. Since he was now the only candidate left, Dr. Radhakrishnan was declared as elected unopposed to the office of the Vice-President on 25 April 1952.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ BACKGROUND MATERIAL REGARDING FOURTEENTH ELECTION TO THE OFFICE OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT, 2012, ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
  2. ^ a b "Background material related to Election to the office of Vice-President of India, 2017". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 26 January 2022.