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Section 78 – The Representation of the People Act,1951

The Representation of the People Act,1951

Section 78. Lodging of account with the district election officer

1[(1)] Every contesting candidate at an election shall, within thirty days from the dale of election of the returned candidate or, if there are more than one returned candidate at the election and the dates of their election are different, the later of those two dates, lodge with the 2[district, election officer] an account of his election expenses which shall be a true copy of the account kept by him or by his election agent under section 77.]

3[(2) The reference to the district election officer in subsection (1) shall, in relation to a constituency in a Union territory, he construed as a reference to the returning officer for that constituency.]

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1. Section 78 renumbered as sub-section (1) of that section by Act 47 of 1966, sec. 36.

2. Subs. by Act 47 of 1966, sec. 36, for “returning officer” .

3. Ins. by Act 47 of 1966, sec. 36.

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