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Election Commission proposes revoking poll mandate in bribe-for-votes cases

Govt was asked to add a new section in the Representation of People Act (1951) for the purpose

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A proposal of the Election Commission seeking statutory powers to countermand a poll over cases of bribe-for-votes has received the backing of the opposition Congress, but the ruling BJP says first there is a need for a similar definition of 'gratification' in all laws. At an all-party meeting held in New Delhi on Friday, the poll panel had sought the views of parties on its proposal to have a specific clause in the Representation of the People Act "to take appropriate action including countermanding of election in the event of incidents of bribery of ...

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First Published: Sun, May 14 2017. 13:54 IST
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