Presidential Election, 2022December 23, 2022 2022-12-23 15:52
Presidential Election, 2022
Presidential Election, 2022
- The 16th Presidential election of India will be held on 18th July 2022.
- The candidates are the former Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu from the ruling party and the Opposition’s choice, senior politician and former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha.
- The Indian President is the head of the state and he is also called the first citizen of India.
- He is a part of Union Executive along with the Vice-President, Prime Minister, Council of Ministers, and Attorney-General of India.
How is President elected?
- The Indian President is elected through an electoral college system, wherein the votes are cast by national and State-level lawmakers (Legislatures).
- The elections are conducted and overseen by the Election Commission (EC) of India.
- The electoral college responsible for President’s elections comprises elected members of:
- Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
- Legislative Assemblies of the states (Legislative Councils have no role)
- Legislative Assemblies of the Union Territories of Delhi and Puducherry
Term of the President’s office
- Once President is elected, he holds office for five years.
- He sits in the office even after the completion of five years until a new President takes the office.
- He can also be re-elected and there is no cap on his re-election.
What are the qualifications of the President?
- He should be an Indian Citizen
- His age should be a minimum of 35 years
- He should qualify the conditions to be elected as a member of the Lok Sabha
- He should not hold any office of profit under the central government, state government, or any public authority
Impeachment of a President
- The only condition for the initiation of impeachment of the Indian president is the ‘violation of the constitution.’
Q. With reference to the President of India, consider the following statements :
- The Indian President is the head of the Government.
- Violation of Constitution is the only ground to impeach the President.
- The nominated members of Parliament as well as the MLAs does not constitute the electoral college of the President.
Which of the statements given above are “not” correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Answer : C
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