1974 Indian presidential election
The Election Commission of India held indirect 6th presidential elections of India on 17 August 1974. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, from Assam with 765,587 votes won over his nearest rival Tridib Chaudhuri, from West Bengal who got 189,196 votes.
During the 1974 elections, there was a change in the electoral college. It now had 521 from the Lok Sabha, 230 from the Rajya Sabha and 3654 from the State assemblies.
The election schedule was announced by the Election Commission of India on 16 July 1974.
||Last Date for filing nomination
||30 July 1974
||Date for Scrutiny of nomination
||31 July 1974
||Last Date for Withdrawal of nomination
||2 August 1974
||Date of Poll
||17 August 1974
||Date of Counting
||20 August 1974
Source: Web archive of Election Commission of India website