Year : 1956
ACT NO. 88 OF 1956.
[28th December, 1956.]
An Act to provide for the removal of disqualifications for member ship of, and voting at elections to, Parliament and State Legislatures, and for certain miscellaneous matters in connection with such elections.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows:-
(1) Every disqualification for membership of Parliament or of the Legislature of a State incurred by any person under the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (43 of 1951) (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act) before the commencement of the Representation of the People (Second Amendment)Act, 1956, (27 of 1956) for failure to lodge a return of election expenses as required by clause (c) of section 7 of the principal Act is hereby removed.
(2) Every disqualification for membership of Parliament or of the Legislature of a State or for voting at an election incurred by any person under the principal Act before the commencement of the
Representation of the People (Second Amendment) Act, 1956, for any illegal practice or for any corrupt practice, other than the corrupt practice of bribery or undue influence is hereby removed.