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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


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