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Section 55 – The Representation of the People Act,1951

The Representation of the People Act,1951

Section 55. Eligibility of members of Scheduled castes or Scheduled Tribes to hold seats not reserved for those castes or tribes

For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby declared that a member of the Scheduled Castes or of the Scheduled Tribes shall not be disqualified to hold a seat not reserved for member, of those castes or tribes, if lie is otherwise qualified to hold such seats under the Constitution and this Act 1[or under the Government of Union Territories Act,1963 (120 of 1963), as the case may be.]


1. Ins. by Act 20 of 1063, sec. 57 and the Second Schedule. The words “or under the Government of Part (” States Act,1951 (40 of 195 1), as the case may be” ins. by Act 27 of 1956, sec. 32, and omitted by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order,1956.

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