Eleven candidates filed their nominations on the first day of the upcoming presidential polls. According to sources, one of their papers was rejected due to a lack of proper documentation. The presidential election will be held on July 18, and nominations will be accepted until June 29.
On Wednesday, the notification calling electors to fill the country’s highest constitutional post was released. Parliamentary sources said a person named Lalu Prasad Yadav from Saran in Bihar was among those who filed their papers.
The nomination of one of the candidates was rejected as the person had not attached a certified copy of the entry showing his or her name in the current electoral roll for the parliamentary constituency in which the candidate is registered as an elector.
On Wednesday, candidates from Delhi, Maharashtra, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh filed nominations.
A nomination paper of a candidate for the election has to be made in the prescribed format and has to be subscribed by at least 50 electors as proposers and at least 50 electors as seconders. The security deposit for the election of Rs 15,000 should also be deposited.