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Section 8 A – The Representation of the People Act,1951

The Representation of the People Act,1951

Section 8 A. Disqualification on ground of corrupt practices

1Disqualification on ground of corrupt practices. (1) The case of every person found guilty of a corrupt practice by an order under section 99 shall be submitted, 2[as soon as may be within a period of three months from the date such order takes effect], by such authority as the Central Government may specify in this behalf, to the President for determination of the question as to whether such person shall be disqualified and if so, for what period:

Provided that the period for which any person may be disqualified under this subsection shall in no case exceed six years from the date on which the order made in relation to him under section 99 takes effect.

(2) Any person who stands disqualified under section 8A of this Act as it stood immediately before the commencement of the Election Laws (Amendment) Act,1975 (40 of 1975), may, if the period of such disqualification has not expired, submit a petition to the President for the removal of such disqualification for the unexpired portion of the said period.

(3) Before giving his decision on any question mentioned in sub-section (1) or on any petition submitted under sub-section (2), the President shall obtain the opinion of the Election Commission on such question or petition and shall act according to such opinion.]


1. Subs. by Act 40 of 1975, sec. 2.

2. Subs. by Act 41 of 2009 w.e.f. 22.12.2009.

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