Indian Penal Code (IPC)
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).