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Vice President of India will be elected on August 5

New Delhi:30/6/17;The new Vice President of India will be elected on August 5 and results will be declared the same day.

Election, if needed, will be held on August 5 and results will be announced the same day. Last date for filing nomination is July 18, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi announced today.

Rajya Sabha Secretary General Shamsher Sheriff will be the returning officer for the election, Zaidi said.

The term of Vice President Hamid Ansari expired on August 10.

His successor will be chosen by all national law-makers, who add upto 790 parliamentarians.

The election is held with a secret ballot.

On July 17, national and state legislators will vote for the new President of India. The government’s candidate is Ram Nath Kovind of the BJP. The opposition has nominated former Speaker Meira Kumar.  The results will be declared on July 20

 

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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