Indian presidential election, 1974

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Indian presidential election, 1974
India
1969 ←
August 17, 1974
→ 1977

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Nominee Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Tridib Chaudhuri
Party INC RSP
Home state Assam West Bengal
Electoral vote 765,587 189,196

President before election

Varahagiri Venkata Giri
Independent

Elected President

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
INC

The Election Commission of India held indirect 6th presidential elections of India on August 17, 1974. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, from Assam with 765,587 votes won over his nearest rival Tridib Chaudhuri, from West Bengal who got 189,196 votes.

Electoral Change[edit]

During the 1974 elections, there was a change in the electoral college. It now had 521 from the Lok Sabha, 230 from the Rajya Sabha and 3654 from the State assemblies.

Results[edit]

Source: Web archive of Election Commission of India website[1][2]

Candidate Electoral Values
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 754,113
Tridib Chaudhuri 189,196
Total 943,309

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://164.100.47.5/presidentelection/6th.pdf Election Commission of India
  2. ^ http://www.aol.in/news-story/the-indian-president-past-winners-and-losers/2007061905199019000001 AOL news (Past and present Presidential Results)