The 1974 Indian vice-presidential election was held on 27 August 1974. B. D. Jatti defeated his opponent, Niral Enem Horo to become the fifth Vice-President of India.
1974 Indian vice-presidential election
There were some changes in the law regarding vice-presidential elections, as follows:
- The nomination paper of a vice-presidential candidate shall be subscribed by at least 5 electors as proposers and 5 electors as seconders.
- The security deposit was made Rs. 2,500,-.
- Election petition challenging an election can be presented only before the Supreme Court by any candidate or by minimum 10 electors joined together as petitioners.
- The time table for the elections to the offices of the President and Vice-President was made statutory. It was provided that the last date for making nominations shall be the 14th day after the publication of the notification calling the election, the scrutiny will be on the day following such last date for filing nominations, the last date for withdrawal of candidatures will be the second day following the date of scrutiny and the date of poll, if necessary, shall be not earlier than the fifteenth day after the last date for withdrawal of candidatures.