Indian presidential election, 2002

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Indian presidential election, 2002
India
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  A. P. J. Abdul Kalam in 2008.jpg Lakshmi Sahgal.jpg
Nominee Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Capt. (Dr.) Lakshmi Sahgal
Party Independent CPI(M)
Alliance NDA LDF
Home state Tamil Nadu Uttar Pradesh
Electoral vote 922,884 107,366

President before election

K. R. Narayanan

Elected President

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Indian presidential election, 2002 was held on 15 July 2002 to elect President of India. On 18 July 2002, the results were declared. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam became the 11th President by beating his nearest rival Lakshmi Sahgal.[1]

Candidates[edit]

Official candidates[edit]

The election was fought between two major candidates, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and Lakshmi Sahgal.[1] Kalam was nominated by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and its National Democratic Alliance. Telugu Desam Party, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Bahujan Samaj Party also supported his candidature.[2] The major opposition party Indian National Congress, two days after the nomination, declared its support to Kalam's candidature.[3]

Left Front were opposed to Kalam's candidature, and eventually nominated freedom fighter and Indian National Army's Rani of Jhansi Regiment commander Lakshmi Sahgal as their candidate.[4]

Potential candidates[edit]

Potential candidates included, President K. R. Narayanan,[2] Maharashtra Governor P. C. Alexander,[2] Vice President Krishan Kant[2] and Former Chief Justice of India A. M. Ahmadi.[5]

Results[edit]

States No. of MLA/MPs Value of each Vote Total (Votes) Total (Values) A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (Votes) A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (Values) Lakshmi Sahgal (Votes) Lakshmi Sahgal (Values) Invalid (Votes) Invalid (Values) Valid (Votes) Valid (Values)
Members of Parliament 776 708 760 538,080 638 451,704 80 56,640 42 29,736 718 50,8344
Andhra Pradesh 294 148 283 41,884 264 39,072 2 296 17 2,516 266 39,368
Arunachal Pradesh 60 8 57 456 57 456 0 0 0 0 57 456
Assam 126 116 119 13,804 113 13,108 1 116 5 580 114 13,224
Bihar 243 173 234 40,482 215 37,195 17 2,941 2 346 232 40,136
Chhattisgarh 90 129 90 11,610 85 10,965 0 0 5 645 85 10,965
Goa 40 20 39 780 34 680 3 60 2 40 37 740
Gujarat 182 147 179 26,313 174 25,578 2 294 3 441 176 25,872
Haryana 90 112 86 9,632 86 9,632 0 0 0 0 86 9,632
Himachal Pradesh 68 51 64 3,264 62 3,162 1 51 1 51 63 3,213
Jammu and Kashmir 87 72 78 5,616 72 5,184 2 144 4 288 74 5,328
Jharkhand 81 176 79 13,904 74 13,024 5 880 0 0 79 13,904
Karnataka 224 131 220 28,820 202 26,462 13 1,703 5 655 215 28,165
Kerala 140 152 138 20,976 97 14,744 39 5,928 2 304 136 20,672
Madhya Pradesh 230 131 229 29,999 216 28,296 2 262 11 1,441 218 28,558
Maharashtra 288 175 280 49,000 264 46,200 9 1,575 7 1,225 273 47,775
Manipur 60 18 58 1,044 50 900 4 72 4 72 54 972
Meghalaya 60 17 56 952 53 901 1 17 2 34 54 918
Mizoram 40 8 40 320 40 320 0 0 0 0 42 320
Nagaland 60 9 60 540 54 486 0 0 6 54 54 486
Orissa 147 149 146 21,754 130 19,370 12 1,788 4 596 142 21,158
Punjab 117 116 110 12,760 87 10,092 9 1,044 14 1,624 96 1,1136
Rajasthan 200 129 197 25,413 189 24,381 2 258 6 774 191 24,639
Sikkim 32 7 32 224 30 210 0 0 2 14 30 210
Tamil Nadu 234 176 233 41,111 217 38,192 10 1,760 6 1,056 227 39,952
Tripura 60 26 60 1,560 17 442 41 1,066 2 52 58 1,508
Uttarakhand 70 64 69 4,416 63 4,032 3 192 3 192 66 4,224
Uttar Pradesh 403 208 397 82,576 386 80,288 2 416 9 1,872 388 80,704
West Bengal 294 151 292 44,092 90 13,590 197 29,747 5 755 287 43,337
Delhi 70 58 70 4,060 65 3,770 2 116 3 174 67 3,886
Pondicherry 147 127 145 18,415 147 448 0 0 2 32 28 448
TOTALS 4,896 4,785 1,075,819 4,152 922,884 459 107,366 174 45,569 4,611 1,030,250
Source: Election Commission of India

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "A P J Abdul Kalam elected 11th President of India". Rediff.com. July 18, 2002. Retrieved May 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "NDA’s smart missile: President Kalam". The Economic Times. June 11, 2002. Retrieved May 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Congress for Kalam, Left still for contest". The Hindu. June 14, 2002. Retrieved May 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Left parties to field Lakshmi Sahgal". The Hindu. June 15, 2002. Retrieved May 28, 2016. 
  5. ^ "People's Front dissolved, Left to enter fray". The Hindu. June 13, 2002. Retrieved May 28, 2016.