Section 82 Parties to the petition - Representation of the People Act, 1951
Who are Parties to the petition?
Section 82 of Representation of the People Act, 1951
Section 82 : Parties to the petition
A petitioner shall join as respondents to his petition -
(a) where the petitioner, in addition to claiming a declaration that the
election of all or any of the returned candidates is void, claims a further
declaration that he himself or any other candidate has been duly elected, all
the contesting candidates other than the petitioner, and where no such further
declaration is claimed, all the returned candidates; and
(b) any other candidate against whom allegations of any corrupt practice are
made in the petition.