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Section 83 – The Representation of the People Act,1951

The Representation of the People Act,1951

Section 83. Contents of petition

1[Contents of petition. (1) An election petition-

(a) Shall contain a concise statement of the material facts on which the petitioner relies;

(b) Shall set forth full particulars of any corrupt practice that the petitioner alleged including as full statement as possible of the names of the parties alleged to have commission such corrupt practice and the date and place of the commission of each such practice; and

(c) Shall be signed by the petitioner and verified in the manner laid down in the Code of Civil Procedure,1908 (5 of 1908) for the verification of pleadings:

2[Provided that where the petitioner alleges any corrupt practice, the petition shall also be accompanied by all affidavit in the prescribed form in support of the allegation of such corrupt practice and the particulars thereof.]

(2) Any schedule or annexure to the petition shall also be signed by the petitioner and verified in the same matter as the petition.

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1. Subs. by Act 27 of 1956 sec. 46, for section 83.

2. Ins. by Act 40 of 196 1, sec. 18 (w.e.f. 20-9-1961).

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