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The Assam Reorganisation (Meghalaya) Act, 1969

29. Disqualification for membership.-

(1) A person shall be disqualified for being chosen as, and for being, a member of the Legislative Assembly,-

(a) if he holds any office of profit under the Government of India or the Government of any State or the Government of Meghalaya other than an office declared by the Legislature of Meghalaya by law not to disqualify its holder; or

(b) if he is of unsound mind any stands so declared by a competent court;

(c) if he is an undischarged insolvent;

(d) if he is not a citizen of India, or has voluntarily acquired the citizenship of a foreign State or is under any acknowledgment of allegiance or adherence to a foreign State;

(e) if he is so disqualified by or under any of the provisions of Chapter III of Part II of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (43 of 1951), as applied to and in relation to the Legislative Assembly by section 17.

(2) For the purposes of this section, a person shall not be deemed to hold an office of profit under the Government of India or the Government of any State or the Government of Meghalaya by reason only, that he is a Minister either for the Union or for such State or for Meghalaya.

(3) If any question arises as to whether a member has become disqualified for being such a member under the provisions of sub-section (1), the question shall be referred for the decision of the Governor and his decision shall be final.

(4) Before giving any decision on any such question, the Governor shall obtain the opinion of the Election Commission and shall act according to such opinion.



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