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Section 73 – The Representation of the People Act,1951

The Representation of the People Act,1951

Section 73. Publication of results of general elections to the House of the People and the State Legislative Assemblies

Where a general election is held for the purpose of constituting a new House of the People or a new State Legislative Assembly, there shall be notified by 1[the Election Commission] in the Official Gazette, as soon as may be after 2[the results of the elections in in the constituencies] other than these in which the poll could not be taken for any reason on the date originally fixed under clause (d) of section 30 or for which the time for completion of the election has been extended under the provisions of section 53 have been declared by the returning officer under the provisions of section 53 or, as the case may be section 66, the names of the members elected for those constituencies] 3[* ** ] and upon the issue of such notification that House or Assembly shall be deemed to be duly constituted:

Provided that the issue of such notification such not be deemed

4[(a) To preclude-

(i) The taking of the poll and the completion of the election in any Parliamentary or Assembly constituency or constituencies in which the poll could not be taken for any reason on the date originally fixed under clause (d) of section 30; or

(ii) The completion of the election in any Parliamentary or Assembly constituency or constituencies for which time has been extended under the provisions of section 153; or]

(b) To affect the duration of the House of the People or the State Legislative Assembly, if any, functioning immediately before the issue of the said notifications

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1. Subs. by Act 40 of 1961, sec. 16, for “the appropriate authority” (w.e.f. 20-9-1961).

2. Subs. by Act 10 of 1967, sec. 2, for certain words.

3. Certain words omitted by Act 40 of 1961, sec. 16, (w.e.f. 20-9-1961).

4. Subs by Act 10 of 1967, sec. 2, for clause (a).

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