Presidential election 2022: After Sharad Pawar, now Farooq Abdullah has also returned, know what is the reason
Presidential Election 2022: Two opposition leaders have refused to participate in the presidential election. Earlier, NCP’s Sarva Sarva Sharad Pawar had refused to contest the elections. National Conference chief and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has also refused to contest the presidential election. A statement issued by Farooq Abdullah said, “I am grateful to Mamata Banerjee for nominating me for the post of President. He also thanked the leaders who extended their support.
Farooq Abdullah said, ‘After much deliberation, I believe that Jammu and Kashmir is going through a difficult situation at this time, which needs my help to deal with it. That’s why I’m withdrawing my name. I am grateful to Mamata didi for suggesting my name and the leaders who have promised to support me.”
The names of Farooq Abdullah, Gopal Krishna Gandhi and NK Premachandran were also discussed with Sharad Pawar in the meeting of opposition leaders called by TMC leader Mamata Banerjee on June 15. In addition to finding a candidate for the presidency, the opposition has to garner significant votes to compete with the NDA.
If you look at the presidential election math, you would need at least 5,43,216 votes to win the presidential election. The value of votes of 543 members of Lok Sabha and 233 members of Rajya Sabha is 543200. The total value of votes of all the state assembly members is 543231. That is, the total value of the votes of the members of parliament and all the members of the legislative assembly is 1086431.
There are only two fronts in the current politics of the country, NDA and UPA. Before the presidential election, the NDA has about 48 percent of the vote and its candidate needs more than 10,000 votes to win. The UPA has around 23 per cent votes. The combined opposition has 51 percent of the vote.