How is the President of India elected?

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How is the President Of India is elected?

The president is elected by the Electoral College composed of elected members of the parliament houses, the Lok-Sabha and the Rajya-Sabha, and also members of the Vidhan-Sabha, the state legislative assemblies.

Interesting facts related to the President of India:

  • There have been 14 presidents of India since the post was established when India was declared as a republic with the adoption of the Indian constitution in 1950.
  • Apart from 14 Presidents,3 acting presidents have also been in office for short periods of time. 
  • V.V.Giri became the acting president in 1969 after Zakir Husain, died in office. Giri was elected president a few months later. He remains the only person to have held office both as a president and acting president.
  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first president of India, is the only person to have held office for two terms.
  • 7 presidents have been members of a political party before being elected. 6 of these were active party members of the Indian National Congress. The Janata Party has had one member, Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, who later became president.
  • Two presidents, Zakir Husain, and Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed have died in office.
  • The 12th president, Pratibha Patil, is the first woman to hold the office, elected in 2007.
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