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Two Seat Contest Ban PIL


PUJA AWASTHI | New Delhi, April 2, 2014 18:14
Tags : Allahabad High Court | PIL |

The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court has sought replies, within six weeks, from the Ministry of Law and Justice and the Election Commission of India in response to a PIL that calls for a complete ban on any persons contesting from more than one seat in the elections for Parliament and the State Assemblies. The PIL says that Section 33(7) of the Representation of Peoples Act 1951 (amended in 1996), that permits a person to contest from two places in these elections is against various constitutional provisions including Article 101 and 190 related with vacancies of seats in these legislative bodies. The Articles provide specific methods of vacation of seats, and these methods do not include vacation of seats for being elected at two places in the same house

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