Indian presidential election, 1982

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Indian presidential election, 1982
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  Giani Zail Singh (cropped).jpg
Nominee Zail Singh H. R. Khanna
Party INC Independent
Home state Punjab Punjab
Electoral vote 754,113 282,685

President before election

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
Janata Party

Elected President

Zail Singh

The Election Commission of India held indirect 8th presidential elections of India on July 1982. Zail Singh with 754,113 votes won over his nearest rival H.R. Khanna who got 282,685 votes.[1] Zail Singh was the first Sikh to be President of India, and along with Manmohan Singh, were the only two Sikhs, to hold one of the highest national power in India.


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

Candidate Electoral Values
Zail Singh 754,113
H. R. Khanna 282,685
Total 1,036,798


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