The Bharatiya Janata Party, which is currently in power, has nominated Draupadi Murmu to run for president against Yashwant Sinha, who is the candidate of the opposition.
Murmu is predicted to triumph because the BJP and so its allies have enough numbers to help them elect her to the position of power.
The (Article 62(1)) of Indian Constitution mandates that “an election to fill a vacant position caused by the expiration of the term of office of the President shall be executed before the expiration of the term.”
On July 25, Ram Nath Kovind’s term as president comes to an end. The presidential election is scheduled for July 18.
On that day, an election process composed of elected house members of parliament and legislatures from every state and union territory in India will cast their votes.
The results of the election will be announced on July 21, and the 15th president of India will take office on July 25.
The opposition parties and the ruling party have been in frenzied negotiations over who they will put forward as candidates in the election in recent weeks.
Three seasoned lawmakers made up the opposition’s list: Sharad Pawar, the leader of the Nationalist Congress Party; Farooq Abdullah, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir; and Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the former governor of West Bengal.
All three chose to withdraw from the race, and Sinha, a former BJP leader who has previously carried the finance and external affairs portfolios, was chosen as the opposition’s candidate.