Vice-Presidential Election 2017: 11 nominations filed so far for 5 August polls

New Delhi: Eleven candidates have filed nomination papers till now for the 5 August vice-presidential election.

File photo of Hamid Ansari. Reuters

File photo of Hamid Ansari. Reuters

From 4 July till Sunday, nine nominations were filed while papers were filed on Monday.

Four papers were outrightly rejected by the returning officer as the aspirants had neither filed the certified copy of the electoral roll to prove that they are voters of a Lok Sabha seat nor had they deposited Rs 15,000 in cash as security.

The nomination papers of the rest are also liable to be rejected on 19 July, the day of scrutiny, for not having 20 electors as proposers and as many as seconders.

The electoral college which elects the vice-president, who is also the ex-officio chairman of the Rajya Sabha, consists of elected and nominated members of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.

The total strength of the two houses is 790, but there are some vacancies.

So far, neither the ruling NDA, nor the opposition have announced their candidates for the elections.

Published Date: Jul 10, 2017 21:39 PM | Updated Date: Jul 10, 2017 21:39 PM

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