2002 Indian vice-presidential election

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2002 Indian vice-presidential election

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  Bhairon Singh Shekhawat.jpg Sushilkumar Shinde.JPG
Nominee Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Sushil Kumar Shinde
Party BJP INC
Alliance NDA
Home state Rajasthan Maharashtra
Electoral vote 454 305
Percentage 59.82% 40.18%

Vice-President before election

Vacant, last held by
Krishan Kant
Janata Dal

Elected Vice-President

Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
BJP

The 2002 Indian vice-presidential election was held on 12 August 2002 to elect the newly-vacated post of Vice-President of India. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat defeated Sushil Kumar Shinde to become 11th Vice President of India.[1] Incumbent VP Krishan Kant did not contest the election and died before the election occurred.

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

e • d Result of the Indian vice-presidential election, 2002[1][3]
Candidate
Party
Electoral Votes
% of Votes
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat BJP 454 59.82
Sushil Kumar Shinde INC 305 40.18
Total 759 100.00
Valid Votes 759 99.09
Invalid Votes 7 0.91
Turnout 766 96.96
Abstentions 24 3.04
Electors 790

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b BACKGROUND MATERIAL REGARDING FOURTEENTH ELECTION TO THE OFFICE OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT, 2012, ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
  2. ^ "Sh. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat". vicepresidentofindia.nic.in. Vice President of India/National Informatics Centre. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  3. ^ "Shekhawat is Vice-President, 22 MPs didn't cast vote". The Tribune. August 12, 2002. Retrieved May 25, 2016.

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