Section 130 Prohibition of canvassing in or near polling station - Representation of the People Act, 1951
What is the punishment for Prohibition of canvassing in or near polling
Section 130 of Representation of the People Act, 1951
Section 130 : Prohibition of canvassing in or near polling station
(1) No person shall, on the date or dates on which a poll is taken at any
polling station, commit any of the following acts within the polling station or
in any public or private place within a distance of one hundred metres of the
polling station, namely: -
(a) canvassing for votes ; or
(b) soliciting the vote of any elector; or
(c) persuading any elector not to vote for any particular candidate; or
(d) persuading any elector not to vote at the election ; or
(e) exhibiting any notice or sign (other than an official notice) relating to
(2) Any person who contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) shall be
punishable with fine which may extend to two hundred and fifty rupees.
(3) An offence punishable under this section shall be cognizable.