The president of India is elected indirectly by an electoral college comprising the members of parliament of both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, and the members of legislative assemblies of all states as well as the national capital territory of Delhi and union territory of Puducherry. Under Article 324 of the constitution, the Election Commission of India has the authority to conduct the presidential elections. The electoral college has 776 members of parliament and 4,033 members of legislative assemblies with a total of 4,809 votes.
The results will be announced on July 21 after counting the votes, and the next President will take oath on July 25 as President Ram Nath Kovind's tenure comes to an end on July 24.
For the 2022 Presidential Election, Draupadi Murmu and Yashwant Sinha are on the battlefield to conquer the prestigious chair. As Yashwant Sinha told on Sunday, "This year the Presidential election is not a contest between two individuals but two ideologies". He also made a fervent appeal to lawmakers a day before the presidential elections. "This election is your last chance to introduce much-needed course correction in the BJP," he told lawmakers from the BJP.
But the latest update states that Draupadi Murmu is most likely to become the first woman from the tribal community to occupy the top constitutional post, as her vote share is expected to reach nearly two-thirds with the support of regional parties such as BJD, YSRCP, BSP, AIADMK, TDP, JD(S), Shiromani Akali Dal, Shiv Sena, and JMM. The NDA nominee has over 6.67 lakh votes, out of a total of 10,86,431 votes.