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Section 126 – The Representation of the People Act,1951

The Representation of the People Act,1951

Section 126. Prohibition of public meetings during period of forty-eight hours ending with hour ending for conclusion of poll

1[Prohibition of public meetings during period of forty-eight hours ending with hour ending for conclusion of poll. (1) No person shall-

(a) Convene, hold, attend, or address any public meeting or procession in connection with an election; or

(b) Display to the public any election matter by means of cinematograph, television or other similar apparatus-, or

(c) Propagate any election matter to the public by holding or by arranging the holding of, any musical concert or any theatrical performance or any other entertainment or amusement with a view to attracting the members of the public thereto, in any polling area during the period of forty-eight hours ending with the hour fixed for the conclusion of the poll for any election in that polling area.

(2) Any, person who contravenes the provision of sub-section (l) shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine or with both.

(3) In this section, the expression “election matter” means any matter intended or calculated to influence or affect the result of an election.]

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1. Subs. by Act 21 of 1996, sec. 10 (w.e.f. 1-8-1996).

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