- Here’s the Lowdown on The 17 July Presidential Elections
As the-14-06-17 Election Commission on Wednesday set in motion the process to elect India’s 14th President, the Returning Officer for the presidential poll issued a notice paving the way for filing of nominations for the 17 July contest.
Lok Sabha Secretary General Anoop Mishra, the Returning Officer for the election to the office of President, issued the notice, declaring that the nomination papers may be delivered by a candidate or any of their proposers or seconders not later than 28 June.
Both the ruling NDA and the Opposition are yet to show their cards on the presidential candidate. While the ruling alliance is likely to announce its nominee in the next few days, the Opposition is seeking to unite all non-NDA parties under a common platform to put up a consensus candidate for the presidential election. –PTI-News.