Section 112 Abatement of election petitions - Representation of the People Act, 1951
What is Abatement of election petitions?
Section 112 of Representation of the People Act, 1951
Section 112 : Abatement of election petitions
(1) An election petition shall abate only on the death of a sole petitioner
or of the survivor of several petitioners.
(2) Where an election petition abates under sub-section (1), the High Court
shall cause the fact to be published in such manner as it may deem fit.
(3) Any person who might himself have been a petitioner may, within fourteen
days of such publication, apply to be substituted as petitioner and upon
compliance with the conditions, if any, as to security, shall be entitled to be
so substituted and to continue the proceedings upon such terms as the High Court
may deem fit.