Tag - presidential elections

Celebrations begin at Droupadi Murmu’s hometown


New Delhi: Celebrations broke out outside NDA Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu's two-story house in Odisha's Rairangpur as she created history by getting elected as India’s first tribal President and the youngest ever to hold the highest constitutional office in the country. A group of people was seen dancing outside Murmu's house. Some men held colored...

Nomination process begins for presidential elections


New Delhi: Eleven candidates filed their nominations on the first day of the upcoming presidential polls. The Presidential elections will be held on July 18, nomination for which will continue till June 29. The nomination process began with the issuance of the notification on June 15 calling electors to fill up the vacancy at the country's...

The rising cost of presidential election


The money spent by candidates on electoral campaigns has quadrupled between 2000-2012. Also, a report by the Times.com revealed that the amount spent on campaign trails surged up to 555% between 1980-2020, far greater than the domestic budget for college tuition and healthcare. This exponential increase is driven by many factors, from basic economics to the rise...