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Vice-President Elections 2017: Everything You Need to Know

The contest is now between Venkaiah Naidu and the opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi for the post of Vice-President.


Updated:July 17, 2017, 9:16 PM IST
Vice-President Elections 2017: Everything You Need to Know
Venkaiah Naidu with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah at the party headquarters on Monday. (Photo: News18)

M Venkaiah Naidu was appointed The ruling National Democratic Alliance's candidate for the Vice-President's post on Monday.

The contest is now between Naidu and the opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

Here is everything you need to know about the Vice-President Elections:

Electoral College for VP Polls

· From Rajya Sabha: 233 elected and 12 nominated members

· From Lok Sabha, 543 elected and 2 nominated.

· The total members in the Electoral College are 790

· The value of each vote in the Vice-Presidential election is one.

· The winning candidate has to get a required quota of votes, which is 50% of the total valid votes

Party tally of Key Parties in both the houses


LS – 281

RS – 56

Congress –

LS – 45

RS – 58


LS – 34

RS – 12

JD(U) -

LS – 2

RS – 10

SP -

LS – 5

RS - 18

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| Edited by: Ashish Yechury
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