NEW DELHI : The nominations of all presidential candidates, except those of NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind and Opposition candidate Meira Kumar, were rejected on Thursday after scrutiny. 104 nomination papers were filed for the top constitutional post for which process of filing of nomination began on 14th of this month .
Except the two main contenders, the nominations of the rest were rejected as none of them were proposed and backed by the required number of members of the electoral college.According to the rules, a presidential candidate’s nomination should be signed by at least 50 members of an electoral college as proposers and endorsed by as many.
Elected members of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and all State legislative assemblies are members of the electoral college. This time, the Secretary General of the Lok Sabha is the returning officer for the presidential election