1992 Indian presidential election

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Nominee Shankar Dayal Sharma George Gilbert Swell
Party INC Independent
Home state Madhya Pradesh Meghalaya
Electoral vote 675,864 346,485
Percentage 65.86% 33.76%
Swing 6.43% Decrease New

President before election

R. Venkataraman

Elected President

Shankar Dayal Sharma

The Election Commission of India held indirect tenth presidential elections of India on 16 July 1992. Shankar Dayal Sharma with 675,864 votes won over his nearest rival George Gilbert Swell who got 346,485 votes.


This presidential election, saw many candidates competing for the presidency, due to the divide nationally for power. The top two candidates were, Shankar Dayal Sharma, put forth by Indian National Congress and George Gilbert Swell, member of Rajya Sabha, from Meghalaya, as the Independent candidate supported by the BJP and National Front.


Source: Web archive of Election Commission of India website[1] [2]

Candidate Electoral Values
Shankar Dayal Sharma 675,864
George Gilbert Swell 346,485
Ram Jethmalani 2,704
Kaka Joginder Singh 1,135
Total 1,026,188


  1. ^ "Backgrounder". pib.nic.in. Archived from the original on 2000-05-29.
  2. ^ "Election to the Office of President of India 2017" (PDF). eci.nic.in. Media Division, Election Commission of India. p. 30. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-07-12.