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Section 147 – The Representation of the People Act,1951

The Representation of the People Act,1951

Section 147. Casual vacancies in the Council or States

1[(1)] When before the expiration of the term of office of a member elected to the Council of States, his seat becomes vacant or is declared vacant or his election to the Council of States is declared void, the Election Commission shall by in notification in the Gazette of India call upon the elected members of the Legislative Assembly or the members of the electoral college concerned 2[* * *], as the case may be, to elect a person or the purpose of filling the vacancy so caused before Such date is may be specified in the notification and provisions of this Act and of the rules and orders made herein under shall apply, is far as may be, in mention to the election of a member to fill such vacancy.

3[(2) As soon as may be after the date of commencement of Constitution (seventh Amendment) Act,1956, bye-election shall be field to fill the vacancies existing on trial date in the seats allotted to the States of Assam, Orissa and Uttar Pradesh and the Union territories of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh* and Manipur*.]


1. Section 147 renumbered as sub-section (1) of that section by the adaptation of laws (No. 2) Order,1956.

2. Certain words omitted by Act 49 of 1951, sec. 44 and the Fifth Sch.

3. Ins. by the Adaptation of laws (No. 2) Order,1956.

* Now it has become State.

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