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The value of a vote of a member of Parliament for the election of the President is determined by the


1. Value of votes of members of all the states legislative assemblies and the elected members of the Houses of the Parliament.
2. Nation's population as per latest Census by the total strength of the two Houses of the Parliament.
3. Nation's population as per the latest Census by the members of Lok Sabha.
4. Nation's population as per the latest Census by the total members of Rajya Sabha.

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Value of votes of members of all the states legislative assemblies and the elected members of the Houses of the Parliament.

The correct answer is Value of votes of members of all the states legislative assemblies and the elected members of the Houses of the Parliament.

  • The Indian President is the head of the state.
  • He is the first citizen of India and is a symbol of solidarity, unity, and integrity of the nation.
  • He is a part of the Union Executive along with the Vice-President, Prime Minister, Council of Ministers, and Attorney-General of India. 
  • There is no direct election for the Indian President. An electoral college elects him.
  • The electoral college responsible for President’s elections comprises elected members of:
    • Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
    • Legislative Assemblies of the states
    • Legislative Assemblies of the Union Territories of Delhi and Puducherry
  • The following group of people is not involved in electing the President of India:
    • Nominated Members of Lok Sabha (2) and Rajya Sabha (12)
    • Nominated Members of State Legislative Assemblies
    • Members of Legislative Councils (Both elected and nominated) in bicameral legislatures
    • Nominated Members of union territories of Delhi and Puducherry
  • The President holds office for five years.

  • Qualifications to become President in India
    • He should be an Indian Citizen.
    • His age should be a minimum of 35 years.
    • He should qualify the conditions to be elected as a member of the Lok Sabha.
    • He should not hold any office of profit under the central government, state government, or any public authority.

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