Section 110 Procedure for withdrawal of election petitions - Representation of the People Act, 1951
What is the Procedure for withdrawal of election petitions?
Section 110 of Representation of the People Act, 1951
Section 110 : Procedure for withdrawal of election petitions
(1) If there are more petitioners than one, no application to withdraw an
election petition shall be made except with the consent of all the petitioners.
(2) No application for withdrawal shall be granted if, in the opinion of the
High Court, such application has been induced by any bargain or consideration
which ought not to be allowed.
(3) If the application is granted -
(a) the petitioner shall be ordered to pay the costs of the respondents
theretofore incurred or such portion thereof as the High Court may think fit;
(b) the High Court shall direct that the notice of withdrawal shall be
published in the Official Gazette and in such other manner as it may specify and
thereupon the notice shall be published accordingly;
(c) a person who might himself have been a petitioner may, within fourteen
days of such publication, apply to be substituted as petitioner in place of the
party withdrawing, and upon compliance with the conditions, if any, as to
security, shall be entitled to be so substituted and to continue the proceedings
upon such terms as the High Court may deem fit.