Indian presidential election, 1974

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Indian presidential election, 1974
← 1969 August 17, 1974 1977 →
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Nominee Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Tridib Chaudhuri
Home state Assam West Bengal
Electoral vote 765,587 189,196

President before election

Varahagiri Venkata Giri

Elected President

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed

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.


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


  1. ^ Election Commission of India
  2. ^ AOL news (Past and present Presidential Results)