2007 Indian vice-presidential election

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2007 Indian vice-presidential election

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  Hamid ansari.jpg Najma Heptulla.jpg
Nominee Mohammad Hamid Ansari Najma Heptulla
Party INC BJP
Alliance UPA NDA
Home state West Bengal Madhya Pradesh
Electoral vote 455 222
Percentage 60.51% 29.52%

Vice-President before election

Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
BJP

Elected Vice-President

Mohammad Hamid Ansari
INC

The 2007 Indian vice-presidential election was held on 10 August 2007 to elect Vice-President of India to serve from 2007 until 2012. Mohammad Hamid Ansari from Indian National Congress was elected for the post.[1] The incumbent, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat did not seek reelection and instead ran for President in 2007 election, where he lost to Pratibha Patil. He subsequently resigned from VP post days before Patil's inauguration.

Background[edit]

The term of vice-president of India is 5 years, as term of Bhairon Singh Shekhawat was up to 18 August 2007, an election was needed to elect his successor.[1]

Electoral college[edit]

The electoral college consists of, all 245 Rajya Sabha members and all 545 Lok Sabha members, a total of 790 voters.

Officers[1][edit]

Returning Officer : Dr. Yogendra Narain, Secretary General, Rajya Sabha
Assistant Returning Officers : N.C. Joshi & Ravi Kant Chopra

Result[edit]

e • d Result of the Indian vice-presidential election, 2007
Candidate
Party
Electoral Votes
% of Votes
Mohammad Hamid Ansari INC 455 60.51
Najma Heptulla BJP 222 29.52
Rasheed Masood SP 75 9.97
Total 762 100.00
Valid Votes 752 98.69
Invalid Votes 10 1.31
Turnout 762 96.46
Abstentions 28 3.54
Electors 790

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