Prez polls 2022 LIVE: Ex-PM Manmohan Singh votes despite ill health
President Election 2022 Latest Updates: The counting for votes in presidential elections is underway. PM Narendra Modi and several MPs, MLAs including chief ministers have cast their votes.
President Election 2022 Latest Updates: NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu is contesting the election against opposition's nominee Yashwant Sinha. The numbers are stacked in Murmu's favour after she received support from unlikely quarters with parties like Shiv Sena, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha extending their support recently. She had already received support from Biju Janata Dal and YSR Congress Party.
Yashwant Sinha, the former union minister, was chosen opposition candidate after Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah and Mahatma Gandhi's grandson, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, refused to run for the post. On Saturday, he made an appeal to BJP lawmakers urging them to vote for him.
The president is indirectly elected through an electoral college which comprises members of parliament of both houses and members of legislative assemblies of all states and union territories. The nominated members are unable to vote.
Updated on Jul 18, 2022 01:07 PM IST