For the BJP to appoint its choice of President of India, it needed a big victory in the just concluded assembly elections 2027. Pranab Mukherjee completes his term in July and this would give the BJP a chance to appoint its candidate. With the big wins in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the BJP now finds itself in a position to chose its candidate as the next President of India.
With the big victories, the BJP and its allies have a vote value of 5.32 lakh in the electoral college. This is short by 17.500 of the half way mark. If the BJP gets the support of the BJD and the AIADMK, then the vote value would go up to 6,28,195. The vote value of 5,49,442 is enough to elect the President in the electoral college. The electoral college comprises 4,896 legislators. This includes the 776 Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members and 4,120 MLAs. The nominated members and the MLCs are not eligible to vote(ONE INDIA,2017)