Vice-Presidential Election 2017 concludes with 98% voting, 771 out of 785 MPs exercise franchise

New Delhi: Voting for the vice-presidential election ended in New Delhi this evening with 98.21 percent of members of Parliament exercising there franchise.

File images of M Venkaiah Naidu and Gopal Krishna Gandhi. PTI

File images of M Venkaiah Naidu and Gopal Krishna Gandhi. PTI

Assistant returning officer Mukul Pandey said at the closing of voting process, 771 out of 785 MPs had cast their vote.

The counting will begin at 6 pm and the result would be out by 7.15 pm.

Two BJP leaders — Sanwarlal Jat and Vijay Goel — are hospitalised and could not vote, BJP leaders said. The NDA's M Venkaiah Naidu is pitted against opposition candidate Gopal Krishna Gandhi.

The strength of the electoral college comprising both elected and nominated MPs of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha is 790. There are two vacancies each in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

One BJP Lok Sabha MP is barred from voting following a judicial pronouncement.

 

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Updated Date: Aug 05, 2017 18:27 PM

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