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Section 37 – The Representation of the People Act,1951

The Representation of the People Act,1951

Section 37. Withdrawal of candidature

(1) Any candidate may withdraw his candidature by a notice in writing which shall contain such particulars as may be prescribed and shall be subscribed by him and delivered before three Oclock in the afternoon on the day fixed under clause (c) of section 30 to the returning officer either by such candidate in person or by his proposer, 1[***] or election agent who has been authorised in this behalf in writing by such candidate.

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(2) No person who has given a notice or withdrawal of his candidature under subsection (1) shall be allowed to cancel the notice.

2[(3) The returning officer shall, on being satisfied as to the genuineness of a notice or withdrawal and the identity of the person delivering under sub-section (1), cause the notice to be affixed in some conspicuous place in his office.]


1. The word “seconded” and the proviso omitted by Act 27 of 1956, sec. 20.

2. Subs. by Act 40 of 1961, sec. 10, for sub-section (3) (w.e.f 20-9-1961)

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