New Delhi, May 18 UNI | 2 months ago

Chief Election Commissioner, VS Sampath today submitted to President Pranab Mukherjee a copy of the Notification issued by the Election Commission of India containing the names of the Members of the 16th Lok Sabha, a Rashtrapati Bhawan communiqu said.


"Chief Election Commissioner, VS Sampath, accompanied by Mr HS Brahma and Dr Nasim Zaidi, Election Commissioners, met the President of India at 1830 hrs today. A copy of the Notification issued by the Election Commission of India in terms of Section 73 of the Representation of People's Act, 1951 containing the names of the Members elected to the House of the People following the General Elections to the 16th Lok Sabha was submitted by them to the President,"the communique said.

Talking to reporters after submitting the list of new Lok Sabha members to the President, CEC V S Sampath said the President expressed his appreciation on how elections were conducted.

"The President expressed his appreciation in how elections were conducted. He congratulated the entire EC and voters of country.

The President was expressing that it is one of most mammoth exercises in whole world in any democratic country, "Mr Sampath said.

The handing over of the list marks the beginning of the process of government formation when the President can initiated moves in this regard.

(Posted on 18-05-2014)