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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.

   

 

 
 


The Representation of the People Act 1951

Section 111 Report of withdrawal by the High Court to the Election Commission

Section 112 Abatement of election petitions

Section 116 Abatement or substitution on death of respondent

Section 116A Appeals to Supreme Court

Section 116B Stay of operation of order of High Court

Section 116C Procedure in appeal

CHAPTER V Cost and Security for Costs

Section 117 Security for costs

Section 118 Security for costs from a respondent

Section 119 Costs

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