1962 Indian vice-presidential election

The 1962 Indian vice presidential election was held in 7 May 1962 to elect Vice-President of India. Zakir Husain was elected for the post. This was the first contested election for Vice Presidency in India, as the first two elections were uncontested, with Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan being the only candidate.[1] He won against N. C. Samantsinhar by a landslide.

1962 Indian vice-presidential election

← 1957 7 May 1962 1967 →
  DR. ZAKIR HUSAIN - PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY 0005.jpg Emblem of India.svg
Nominee Zakir Husain N. C. Samantsinhar
Party Independent Independent
Electoral vote 568 14
Percentage 97.59% 2.41%

Vice-President before election

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Independent

Elected Vice-President

Zakir Husain
Independent

ResultsEdit

e • d Result of the Indian vice-presidential election, 1967[1]
Candidate
Electoral Votes
% of Votes
Zakir Husain 568 97.59
N. C. Samantsinhar 14 2.41
Total 582 100.00
Valid Votes 582 97.65
Invalid Votes 14 2.35
Turnout 596 80.00
Abstentions 149 20.00
Electors 745

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