What is Security for costs? Section 117 of Representation of the People Act, 1951
(1) At the time of presenting an election petition, the petitioner shall deposit in the High Court in accordance with the rules of the High Court a sum of two thousand rupees as security for the costs of the petition.
(2) During the course of the trial of an election petition, the High Court may, at any time, call upon the petitioner to give such further security for costs as it may direct.
No person shall be entitled to be joined as a respondent under subsection
(4) of section 86 unless he has given such security for costs as the High Court may direct.
CHAPTER V Cost and Security for Costs