Vote for Presidential Election Today

In this election, NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind and Opposition's candidate Meera Kumar are face-to-face, but the winnability of Kovind seems to be more.

New Delhi: The voting will be held today for India’s first citizen i.e., the president. It will be held between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Parliament House and the state legislatures. MPs and MLAs will vote for the new President. In this election, NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind and Opposition's candidate Meera Kumar are face-to-face.

Ramnath Kovind has nearly 62 percent votes and the effort is on full swing to raise this support percentage to 66 percent. More than 30 parties are supporting Kovind. At the same time, the opposition candidate Meera Kumar has 27 percent votes. Meira Kumar has the support of 18 parties including Congress.

Former Governor of Bihar, Kovind and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has asked the people to vote in their by traveling around the country.

Party-wise vote percentage
The BJP-led NDA has a total of 5,37,683 votes, including Shiv Sena, and it needs about 12,000 more votes. However, the promise of support from the BJD, TRS and YSR Congress and the possibility of support from a faction of AIADMK can fulfill the difference in the shortage of votes in the presidential elections. On the other hand, in support of Meira Kumar, there are 36% of votes with 3,886 thousand 500 votes.

Voting with special pen
MPs and MLAs who have voted in this election have been refused their pen inside the polling booth and they will mark the ballot from the specially designed marker. The presidential election is through confidential ballot paper. In this, the parties can not issue whip to vote for their members in favor of a particular candidate.

Who has the right to vote?
The elected members of all the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council of the country can vote with the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs in the presidential election. The point to note here is that in this entire process, the designated members do not have the right to vote.

How does the voters vote for delegates?
If the number of total members of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha is merged, its figure reaches 776. That is, 776 MPs can vote in it. These MPs have a total of 5,49,408 votes, while there are 4120 MLAs across the country who have 5,49,474 votes. In this way, the total votes are 10,98,882 and for the victory one should be more than half that is 5,49,442.

In the case of legislator, the state of which the legislator is, the population is seen according to the 1971 census. The population is divided by the number of elected MLAs, the results that are now divided are divided by 1000. Now the figure that is handled, is the value of the vote of a legislator of that state.

The weightage of the votes of MPs is different. The value of votes of elected Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs is fixed. The value of an MP's vote is 708.

UP's legislators vote
The highest vote value of MLAs in Uttar Pradesh is 83,824 in the state legislatures. This is the figure of 208 votes per legislator. At the same time, the lowest vote value in the Sikkim assembly is 224 and this is the figure of seven legislators per legislator.

When will the counting of the votes begin? When will be the swearing in?
Counting of votes is going on July 20. Swearing in ceremony will be held on July 25. Chief Justice of the country will administer the oath of office and secrecy to the new president.

                                                                          --Ashish Jha