Section 37 Withdrawal of candidature - Representation of the People Act, 1951

What is the procedure for Withdrawal of candidature? Section 37 of Representation of the People Act, 1951

Section 37 : Withdrawal of candidature

(1) Any candidate may withdraw his candidature by a notice in writing which shall contain such particulars as may be prescribed and shall be subscribed by him and delivered before three o'clock in the afternoon on the day fixed under clause (c) of section 30 to the returning officer either by such candidate in person or by his proposer, or election agent who has been authorized in this behalf in writing by such candidate.


(2) No person who has given a notice of withdrawal of his candidature under sub-section (1) shall be allowed to cancel the notice.

(3) The returning officer shall, on being satisfied as to the genuineness of a notice of withdrawal and the identity of the person delivering it under sub-section (1), cause the notice to be affixed in some conspicuous place in his office.




The Representation of the People Act 1951

Section 31 Public notice of election

Section 32 Nomination of candidates for election

Section 33 Presentation of nomination paper and requirements for a valid nomination

Section 33A Right to information

Section 33B Candidate to furnish information only under the Act and the rules

Section 34 Deposits

Section 35 Notice of nominations and the time and place for their Scrutiny

Section 36 Scrutiny of nominations

Section 37 Withdrawal of candidature

Section 38 Publication of list of contesting candidates

Section 39 Nomination of candidates at other elections

Section 39A Allocation of equitable sharing of time

CHAPTER II Candidates and their agents

Section 40 Election agents

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