Presidential election: 115 nominations filed including NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu, 28 nominations rejected before scrutiny

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New Delhi. The Rajya Sabha Secretariat said that a total of 115 nominations were filed till Wednesday, the last day of filing nominations for the Presidential election to be held on July 18. Out of these, 87 nominations are left for scrutiny. These nomination papers will be scrutinized on Thursday. Sources said that out of the total 115 nominations, 28 were rejected due to non-submission of electoral rolls with the names of the candidates. He told that the remaining 87 nominations are of 72 candidates, which will be scrutinized on Thursday.

Those who filed nomination papers include National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Draupadi Murmu and United Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha. Draupadi Murmu and Yashwant Sinha are the main candidates in the election. Apart from him, many common people have also filed their nominations for the top constitutional post of the country. These include a Mumbai slum dweller, a namesake of Rashtriya Janata Dal founder Lalu Prasad Yadav, a social worker from Tamil Nadu and a professor from Delhi.

At least 50 proposers and 50 seconders mandatory

The Election Commission has made it mandatory for people to make nominations, at least 50 proposers and 50 seconders. The proposer and seconder must be members of the electoral college. In 1997, before the 11th presidential election, the number of proposers and seconders was increased from 10 to 50, while the security deposit was also increased to Rs 15,000.

Tags: Draupadi murmu, Rashtrapati Chunav

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