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Section 171A – Indian Penal Code (IPC)


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Section 171A. Candidate, Electoral right defined


1[171A. “Candidate”, “Electoral right” defined.— For the purposes of this Chapter—


2[(a) “candidate” means a person who has been nominated as a candidate at an election;]


(b) “electoral right” means the right of a person to stand, or not to stand as, or to withdraw from being, a candidate or to vote or refrain from voting at any election.]




1. Section 171A ins. by Act 39 of 1920, sec. 2.


2. Subs. by Act 40 of 1975, sec. 9, for clause (a) (w.e.f. 6-8-1975).



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