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Section 79 Definitions - Representation of the People Act, 1951

What are the  Definitions? Section 79 of Representation of the People Act, 1951

Section 79 :  Definitions

In this Part and in Part VII unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) any reference to a High Court or to the Chief Justice or Judge of a High Court shall, in relation to a Union territory having a Court of the Judicial Commissioner, be construed as a reference to the said Court of the Judicial Commissioner or to the Judicial Commissioner or any Additional Judicial Commissioner, as the case may be;

(b) "candidate" means a person who has been or claims to have been duly nominated as a candidate at any election;

(c) "costs" means all costs, charges and expenses of, or incidental to, a trial of an election petition;

 

(d) "electoral right" means the right of a person to stand or not to stand as, or to withdraw or not to withdraw from being, a candidate, or to vote or refrain from voting at an election;

(e) "High Court" means the High Court within the local limits of whose jurisdiction the election to which the election petition relates has been held;

(f) "returned candidate" means a candidate whose name has been published under section 67 as duly elected

   

 

 
 


The Representation of the People Act 1951

CHAPTER VII - Publication of election Results and Nominations

Section 71 Publication of results of elections to the Council of States and of names of persons nominated by the President

Section 72 Repealed by the Territorial Councils Act, 1956

Section 73 Publication of results of general elections to the House of the People and the State Legislative Assemblies

Section 73A Special provisions as to certain elections

Section 74 Publication of results of elections to the State Legislative Councils and of names of persons nominated to such Councils

CHAPTER VIIA - DECLARATION OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES

Section 75A Declaration of assets and liabilities

Section 76 Application of Chapter

Section 77 Account of election expenses and maximum thereof

Section 78 Lodging of account with the district election officer

PART VA FREE SUPPLY OF CERTAIN MATERIAL TO CANDIDATES OF RECOGNISED POLITICAL PARTIES

Section 78A Free supply of copies of electoral rolls

Section 78B Supply of certain items to candidates, etc

PART VI DISPUTES REGARDING ELECTIONS

CHAPTER I - Interpretation

Section 79 Definitions

CHAPTER II Presentation of Election Petitions to High Court

Section 80 Election petitions

Section 80A High Court to try election petitions

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