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55 MPs to vote in their state assemblies for prez poll: EC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Chief Minister and his counterpart are among 55 MPs who will vote in their state assemblies instead of House for the presidential tomorrow, an Commission document says.

Five MLAs will cast their ballot in House and four other legislators will vote in state assemblies which they have not been elected to.

Usually, MPs vote in House and MLAs in their respective state assemblies.

As per rules governing presidential elections, lawmakers can ask the Commission to make an exception to allow them to vote from some other place.

According to the EC document, it has allowed 14 and 41 members to vote in state assemblies instead of House tomorrow.

These include Parrikar, Adityanath and UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya, who have not yet given up their membership. While Parrikar is a member, Adityanath and Maurya are members.

Most of the MPs who would vote in their respective assemblies belong to the Trinamool Congress.

While MPs will mark their vote on a green-coloured ballot paper, pink-coloured ballot papers will be used for MLAs.

The value of an MLA's vote depends on the population of the state he or she represents. But the value of the vote of an MP does not vary -- it is 708.

Hence, the colour of ballot papers will help the returning officer count votes based on the value. The total value of the electoral college is 10,98,903.

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First Published: Sun, July 16 2017. 16:07 IST