THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT, 1956

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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:-

Section -1 Short title.

(1) This Act may be called the Representation of the People (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1956.

Section -2 Removal of disqualifications.

(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.

Section -3 Amendment of section 7 of Act 43 of 1951.

Rep. by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1960 (58 of 1960), s. 2 and Sch. I.

Section -4 Special provision for nomination in case of prisoners in Portuguese territory.

Rep. by s. 2 and Sch. 1, ibid.

Section -5 Prevention of dispualification for membership of Parliament in certain cases.

It is hereby declared that the office of member of the Council of Advisers associated with the Chief Commissioner of Manipur or with the Chief Commissioner of Tripura shall not disqualify the holder thereof for being chosen as, or for being, a member of Parliament.

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