1957 Indian presidential election

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Nominee Rajendra Prasad Chowdhry Hari Ram
Party INC Independent
Home state Bihar Punjab
Electoral vote 459,698 2,672
Percentage 98.99% 0.58%

President before election

Rajendra Prasad
INC

Elected President

Rajendra Prasad
INC

The Election Commission of India held indirect second presidential elections of India on 6 May 1957. Dr. Rajendra Prasad won his re-election with 459,698 votes over his rivals Chowdhry Hari Ram who got 2,672 votes and Nagendra Narayan Das who got 2,000 votes. Rajendra Prasad, has been the only person, to have won and served two terms, as President of India.

Schedule

The election schedule was announced by the Election Commission of India on 6 April 1957.[1]

S.No. Poll Event Date
1. Last Date for filing nomination 16 April 1957
2. Date for Scrutiny of nomination 17 April 1957
3. Last Date for Withdrawal of nomination 20 April 1957
4. Date of Poll 6 May 1957
5. Date of Counting 10 May 1957

Results

Candidate Votes[2][3][4][5]
Rajendra Prasad 459,698
Chowdhry Hari Ram 2,672
Nagendra Narayan Das 2,000
Total 464,370

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. ^ http://eci.gov.in/eci_main/miscellaneous_statistics/PresdElec/BriefNotes.pdf Archived 2013-11-02 at the Wayback Machine Election Commission of India
  3. ^ "PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES". www.indiaonestop.com.
  4. ^ "First real contest for office of President witnessed in 1967". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 22 May 2009.
  5. ^ "Yahoo!". www.aol.in.