Section 130 Prohibition of canvassing in or near polling station - Representation of the People Act, 1951

What is the punishment for Prohibition of canvassing in or near polling station? Section 130 of Representation of the People Act, 1951

Section 130 : Prohibition of canvassing in or near polling station

(1) No person shall, on the date or dates on which a poll is taken at any polling station, commit any of the following acts within the polling station or in any public or private place within a distance of one hundred metres of the polling station, namely: -

 

 

(a) canvassing for votes ; or

(b) soliciting the vote of any elector; or

(c) persuading any elector not to vote for any particular candidate; or

(d) persuading any elector not to vote at the election ; or

(e) exhibiting any notice or sign (other than an official notice) relating to the election.

(2) Any person who contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) shall be punishable with fine which may extend to two hundred and fifty rupees.

(3) An offence punishable under this section shall be cognizable.

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