Presidential Election 2017: EC Issues Notification


New Delhi: The process of filing nominations for the July 17 presidential poll began on Wednesday with the Election Commission issuing a notification in this regard.

The nomination process will continue till June 28.

The ruling BJP-led NDA and opposition parties have intensified efforts to zero in on a “mutually acceptable” presidential candidate. But they would go their separate ways if a consensus proves elusive.

After a prolonged silence on the issue, BJP chief Amit Shah has constituted a three-member committee comprising Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Venkaiah Naidu which will hold consultations with the NDA allies and the opposition on the issue.

The Presidential Election will be held on July 17 and counting of votes will take place on July 20.

The term of present incumbent President Pranab Mukherjee comes to an end on July 24.


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