The nomination process started on the same day that major opposition groups in Delhi are convening to choose a presidential candidate.
The filing of presidential nominations began on Wednesday when the Election Commission issued a notice asking electors to fill the vacancy.
The election will take place on July 18.
The nomination process began on the same day as a meeting of various opposition parties in Delhi to choose a presidential candidate.
Nominations can be submitted until June 29, and the papers will be scrutinized on June 30. The deadline for withdrawing from the election campaign has been set for July 2.
On July 21, the counting will take place here.
On July 24, President Ram Nath Kovind’s term will end.
Members of the electoral college, including elected members of both houses of Parliament and elected members of the legislative legislatures of all states, including the National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Union Territory of Puducherry, elect the president.
Members of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, as well as state legislative legislatures, are not eligible to be included in the electoral college and, as a result, are not allowed to vote in the election. Members of the legislative councils, therefore, are not eligible to vote in the presidential election.
Counting votes takes place in the national capital, while voting takes place in Parliament House and state legislative assemblies.
Leaders of some major political parties held frantic talks on Tuesday ahead of a meeting called by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday to forge an agreement on fielding a joint candidate against the NDA in the presidential election, a move that has exposed the opposition’s fault lines.