The vice president is elected indirectly, by an electoral college consisting of members (elected as well as nominated) of both Houses of Parliament, by the system of proportional representation using single transferable votes and the voting is by secret ballot. The election of the vice president is slightly different from the election of the president as the members of state legislatures are not part of the electoral college but the nominated members of Rajya Sabha are part of it.[1][2][3][4]

Electoral college results

Year Party Alliance Vice Presidential candidate Electoral votes Result
Portrait Name Votes %
1952 Independent  – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Unopposed Won
1957 Independent  – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Unopposed Won
1962 Independent  – Zakir Husain 568 97.59% Won
Independent  – N. C. Samantsinhar 14 2.41% Lost
1967 Independent  – V. V. Giri 483 71.45% Won
Independent  – Mohammad Habib 193 28.55% Lost
1969 Independent  – Gopal Swarup Pathak Unopposed Won
1974 Indian National Congress  – B. D. Jatti 521 78.70% Won
Jharkhand Party  – Niral Enem Horo 141 21.30% Lost
1979 Independent  – Mohammad Hidayatullah Unopposed Won
1984 Indian National Congress  – Ramaswamy Venkataraman 508 71.05% Won
Republican Party of India (Kamble)  – B. C. Kamble 207 28.95% Lost
1987 Indian National Congress  – Shankar Dayal Sharma Unopposed Won
1992 Indian National Congress  – K. R. Narayanan 700 99.86% Won
Independent  – Kaka Joginder Singh 1 0.14% Lost
1997 Janata Dal UF Krishan Kant 441 61.76% Won
Shiromani Akali Dal  – Surjit Singh Barnala 273 38.24% Lost
2002 Bharatiya Janata Party NDA Bhairon Singh Shekhawat 454 59.82% Won
Indian National Congress  – Sushilkumar Shinde 305 40.18% Lost
2007 Indian National Congress UPA Mohammad Hamid Ansari 455 60.50% Won
Bharatiya Janata Party NDA Najma Heptulla 222 29.52% Lost
2012 Indian National Congress UPA Mohammad Hamid Ansari 490 67.31% Won
Bharatiya Janata Party NDA Jaswant Singh 238 32.69% Lost
2017 Bharatiya Janata Party NDA Venkaiah Naidu 516 67.89% Won
Independent UPA Gopalkrishna Gandhi 244 32.11% Lost
2022 Bharatiya Janata Party NDA Jagdeep Dhankhar 528 74.37% Won
Indian National Congress UO Margaret Alva 182 25.63% Lost

See also

References

  1. ^ "Election of VPI | Vice President of India | Government of India".
  2. ^ "Explained: How the Vice President of India is elected, what the Constitution says about the post". 18 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Vice-President of India: Vice presidential elections scheduled for August 5". The Economic Times.
  4. ^ "Election of the Vice President".