SECTION 171A IPC - Indian Penal Code - "Candidate", "Electoral right" defined

Last Updated: 01 Mar, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 171A

According to section 171A of Indian penal code, For the purposes of this Chapter:

  1. ?candidate? means a person who has been nominated as a candidate at any election;
  2. ?electoral right? means the right of a person to stand, or not to stand as, or to withdraw from being, a candidate or to vote or refrain from voting at an election.

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