The Representation of the People Act,1951
Section 82. Parties of the petition
1[Parties of the petition. A petitioner shall join as respondents to his petition-
(a) Where the petitioner, in addition to claiming declaration that the election of all or any of the returned candidates is void, claims a further declaration that he himself or any other candidate has been duly elected, all the contesting candidates other than the petitioner and where no such further declaration is claimed, all the returned candidates; and
(b) Any other candidate against whom allegations of any corrupt practice are made in the petition]
1. Subs. by Act 27 of 1956, sec. 45, for section 82.