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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 station? 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 the election.

 

(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.

   

 

 
 


The Representation of the People Act 1951

Section 121 Payment of costs out of security deposits and return of such deposits

Section 122 Execution of orders as to costs

CORRUPT PRACTICES AND ELECTORAL OFFENCES

CHAPTER I - Corrupt Practice

Section 123 Corrupt practices

Section 125 Promoting enmity between classes in connection with election

Section 125A Penalty for filing false affidavit, etc

Section 126 Prohibition of public meetings during period of forty eight hours ending with hour fixed for conclusion of poll

Section 127 Disturbances at election meetings

Section 127A Restrictions on the printing of pamphlets, posters, etc

Section 128 Maintenance of Secrecy of voting

Section 129 Officers, etc., at elections not to act for candidates or to influence voting

Section 130 Prohibition of canvassing in or near polling station

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