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.
The vote value of each LS and RS member is 708. The vote value of the MLA depends on the population of the state. The vote value of an MLA is equivalent to the population of the state divided by the number of elected legislators divided, yet again, by 1,000. In UP the vote value of an MLA is the highest. It is at 209. The lowest vote value is from Sikkim at 7.
Currently the BJP and its allies have a vote value of 5,31,954. The BJP would need
17,488 and it would depend on the BJD and AIADMK for the same. The vote value of 134 AIADMK MLAs is 23,584. The vote value of 50 AIADMK MPs is 35,400. The BJD MLAs have a vote value of 17,433 while its 28 MLAs have a vote value of 19,824.