1962 Indian presidential election

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Nominee Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Chowdhry Hari Ram
Party Independent Independent
Home state Tamil Nadu Punjab
Electoral vote 553,067 6,341
Percentage 98.2% 1.1%

President before election

Rajendra Prasad
INC

Elected President

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Independent

The Election Commission of India held indirect 3rd presidential elections of India on 7 May 1962. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan with 553,067 votes won the presidency over his rivals Chowdhry Hari Ram who got 6,341 votes and Yamuna Prasad Trisulia who got 3,537 votes.

Schedule

The election schedule was announced by the Election Commission of India on 6 April 1962.[1]

S.No. Poll Event Date
1. Last Date for filing nomination 16 April 1962
2. Date for Scrutiny of nomination 18 April 1962
3. Last Date for Withdrawal of nomination 21 April 1962
4. Date of Poll 7 May 1962
5. Date of Counting 11 May 1962

Results

Source: Web archive of Election Commission of India website[2][3][4][5]

Candidate Electoral Values
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 553,067
Chowdhry Hari Ram 6,341
Yamuna Prasad Trisulia 3,537
Total 562,945

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). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 November 2017.
  3. ^ "PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES (FROM 1952 TO 2007)". www.indiaonestop.com. Archived from the original on 16 October 2008.
  4. ^ "First real contest for office of President witnessed in 1967". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 22 May 2009.
  5. ^ "Past and present Presidential Results". www.aol.in. AOL News. 2007.[permanent dead link]