Section 83 Contents of petition - Representation of the People Act, 1951
What are the Contents of petition?
Section 83 of Representation of the People Act, 1951
Section 83 : Contents of petition
(1) An election petition -
(a) shall contain a concise statement of the material facts on which the
(b) shall set forth full particulars of any corrupt practice that the
petitioner alleges, including as full a statement as possible of the names of
the parties alleged to have committed such corrupt practice and the date and
place of the commission of each such practice; and
(c) shall be signed by the petitioner and verified in the manner laid down in
the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908) for the verification of pleadings:
Provided that where the petitioner alleges any corrupt practice, the petition
shall also be accompanied by an affidavit in the prescribed form in support of
the allegation of such corrupt practice and the particulars thereof.
(2) Any schedule or annexure to the petition shall also be signed by the
petitioner and verified in the same manner as the petition.