1957 Indian presidential election

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Nominee Rajendra Prasad Chowdhry Hari Ram
Party INC Independent (India)
Home state Bihar Punjab
Electoral vote 459,698 2,672

President before election

Rajendra Prasad

Elected President

Rajendra Prasad

The Election Commission of India held indirect 2nd 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.


Candidate Votes[1][2][3][4]
Rajendra Prasad 459,698
Chowdhry Hari Ram 2,672
Nagendra Narayan Das 2,000
Total 464,370


  1. ^ http://eci.gov.in/eci_main/miscellaneous_statistics/PresdElec/BriefNotes.pdf Archived 2013-11-02 at the Wayback Machine Election Commission of India
  2. ^ "PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES". www.indiaonestop.com.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 22 May 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Yahoo!". www.aol.in.