The Election Commission announced the date for the Vice President elections on Wednesday, 29 June. The Election Commission will issue the notification for the elections on July 5 while the last date to file the nominations will be July 19.
As per the EC announcement, The voting for the Vice President will be on August 6. The nominations would be scrutinized on July 20 and the last date for withdrawal of nominations is July 22. The elections for the post of Vice President will be between 10 am and 5 pm.
As per the EC, Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha members, including nominated members, form the electoral college for the vice presidential election.
Meanwhile, the presidential election 2022 will be on July 18, to elect Ram Nath Kovind’s successor, whose term will end on July 21.
NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu is facing the Opposition’s pick Yashwant Sinha in the upcoming elections for the top constitutional post. Former Jharkhand Governor Murmu filed her nomination papers on June 24 in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top BJP leaders.
The former Union Minister, Mr. Sinha filed his nomination for the presidential election 2022 on June 27, where he was accompanied by NCP’s Sharad Pawar, Congress’ Rahul Gandhi, and other senior Opposition leaders.