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VP poll: NDA meet on July 16

With UPA declaring Hamid Ansari as its vice-presidential poll candidate, BJP on Saturday decided to go for a contest but maintained it will finalise its nominee after consulting NDA allies. The BJP core group met here on Saturday evening after UPA's announcement.

Pranab meets NC-Congress and PDP members to drum up support

UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee today met members of the ruling National Conference-Congress coalition and opposition PDP to drum up support for his bid to enter the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Not just a figurehead: why a President is important

The Prime Minister and his cabinet wield all executive powers at the centre in India, unlike Presidential systems like that in the US. But the election of India's 14th President on July 19 is not just a token process to select a figurehead.

Mamata gets off her high horse, will back Pranab

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday made a dramatic turnaround, announcing that her party would support UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee in the presidential polls - albeit with "a heavy heart". Saubhadra Chatterji reports. Taming of the maverick

Sangma thanks Jayalalithaa for support, winds up campaign

Presidential candidate purno Sangma met Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in Chennai on Wednesday.

Prez race: Stage all set for Pranab, Sangma face off

India will elect a new president tomorrow in what is a direct contest between ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee and opposition-backed PA Sangma.

Presidential poll today, it's advantage UPA

As the voting to elect the next President takes place on Thursday, the Congress-led UPA has established a clear edge over the opposition not only in terms of electoral arithmetic, but also by some apt political management. HT reports. All set for Prez poll

Prez polls: Ballot boxes to reach Delhi by today

With the voting in the presidential poll over on Thursday, the ballot boxes from 29 states and union territories will travel by air, rail or road to reach the Parliament House by today evening ahead of counting on Sunday.

At least 72% turnout in Presidential poll

At least 72% of MPs and MLAs across the country today voted to elect a new President in a race in which UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee is set to win with a huge margin over PA Sangma who is backed by some opposition parties.

Prez poll: 72% turnout, all eyes on victory margin

As polling to elect the 14th President saw high turnout across the country along expected lines, all eyes are now on the victory margin of the UPA's candidate Pranab Mukherjee over his competitor PA Sangma.

EC rejects Mulayam's vote in Prez poll

The Election Commission today rejected Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's vote in the Presidential poll and directed the Returning Officer not to count it as the secrecy of the ballot had been violated.

President poll ballot boxes travel executive class

With UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee virtually set to become the 14th President of India, the drama surrounding his candidature and his winnability took many twists and turns.
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