Is Returning officer to include assistant returning officers performing the functions of the returning officer? Section 23 of Representation of the People Act, 1951
References in this Act to the returning officer shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be deemed to include an assistant returning officer performing any function which he is authorised to perform under sub-section (2) of section 22.
PART IVA REGISTRATION OF POLITICAL PARTIES
PART V CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS
CHAPTER I Nomination of Candidates