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Section 4 – The Representation of the People Act,1951

The Representation of the People Act,1951

Section 4. Qualifications for membership of the House of the People

A person shall not be qualified to be chosen to fill a scat in the House of the People 1[***]. unless-

(a) In the case of a seat reserved for the Scheduled Castes in any State, he is a member of any of the Scheduled Castes, whether of that State or of any other State, and is an elector for any Parliamentary constituency;

(b) In the case of a scat reserved for the Scheduled Tribes in any State (other than those in the autonomous districts of Assam), lie is a member of any of the Scheduled Tribes, whether of the State or of any other State (excluding the tribal areas of Assam), and is an elector for any Parliamentary constituency;

(c) In the case of a seat reserved for the Scheduled Tribes in the autonomous districts of Assam, he is a member of any of those Scheduled Tribes and is an elector for the Parliamentary constituency in which such seat is reserved or for any other Parliamentary constituency comprising any such autonomous district; 2[***]

3[(cc) In the case of the seat reserved for the Scheduled Tribes in the Union territory of 4[Lakshadweep], he is a member of any of those Scheduled Tribes and is all elector for the Parliamentary constituency of that Union territory; 5[***]

6[(ccc) In the case of the seat, allotted to the State of Sikkim, he is an elector for the Parliamentary constituency for Sikkim;]

(d) In the case of any other seat, he is all elector for any Parliamentary constituency.

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1. Certain words omitted by Act 29 of 1975, sec. 12 (w.e.f. 15-8-1975).

2. The word “and” omitted by Act 47 of 1966, sec. 18 (w.e.f. 14-12-1966).

3. Ins. by Act 47 of 1966, sec. 18. (w.e.f. 14-12-1966)-

4. Subs. by the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands (Alteration of Name) Adaptation of Laws Order,1974 (w.e.f. 1-11-1973).

5. The word “and” omitted by Act 10 of 1976, sec. 2 and Sch. (w.e.f. 9-9-1975).

6. Ins. by Act 10 of 1976, sec. 2 and Sch. (w.e.f. 9-9-1975).

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