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Section 2 – The Representation of the People Act,1950

The Representation of the People Act,1950

Section 2. Definitions

1[***] In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) “Article” means an article of the Constitution;

(b) “Assembly constituency” means a constituency provided 2[by law] for the purpose of elections to the Legislative Assembly of a State;

(c) “Council constituency” means a constituency provided 3[by law for the purpose of elections to the Legislative Council of a State;

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(d) “Election Commission” means the Election Commission appointed by the President under article 324;

(e) “Order” means an order published in the Official Gazette;

(f) “Parliamentary constituency” means constituency provided 5[by law] for the purpose of elections to the House of the People;

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(g) “Person” does not include a body of persons;

(h) “Prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

7[(i) “State” includes a Union territory;]

“State Government” , in relation to a Union Territory, means the administration for thereof.

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1. The brackets and figure “(1)” omitted by Act 103 of 1956, sec. 65.

2. Subs. by Act 2 of 1956, sec. 2, for “by order made under section 9” .

3. Subs. by the Adaptation of laws (No. 2) Order,1956, for “by order made under section 11” .

4. Clause (cc) ins. by Act 73 of 1950, sec. 3 and omitted by Act 103 of 1956, sec. 65.

5. Subs. by Act 2 of 1956, sec. 2, for “by section 6 or by order made thereunder” .

6. Clause (ff) ins. by Act 67of 1951,sec. 2,was omitted by the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) (Adaptation of Laws on Union Subjects) Order,1074, sec. 3 and Sch. (w.e.f. 21-1-1972).

7. Subs. by the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) (Adaptation of Laws on Union Subjects) Order,1974, sec. 3 and Sch., for the former clause (i) (w.e.f. 21.1.1972).

8. Sub-section (2) omitted by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order,1956.

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