Section 116 Abatement or substitution on death of respondent - Representation of the People Act, 1951
What is the procedure of Abatement or substitution on death of respondent?
Section 116 of Representation of the People Act, 1951
Section 116 : Abatement or substitution on death of respondent
If before the conclusion of the trial of an election petition, the sole
respondent dies or gives notice that he does not intend to oppose the petition
or any of the respondents dies or gives such notice and there is no other
respondent who is opposing the petition, the High Court shall cause notice of
such event to be published in the Official Gazette, and thereupon any person who
might have been a petitioner may, within fourteen days of such publication,
apply to be substituted in place of such respondent to oppose the petition, and
shall be entitled to continue the proceedings upon such terms as the High Court
may think fit.