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

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 171A in Simple Words
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.

IPC 171A in Simple Words

Section 171A of the Indian Penal Code defines the terms "candidate" and "electoral right" for the purpose of this chapter, where "candidate" refers to a nominated person for an election, and "electoral right" means the right to stand as a candidate, vote, or withdraw from being a candidate.

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