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40. Elections to the Legislative Assembly.-

(1) For the purpose of constituting the Legislative Assembly, a general election will be held as soon as may be, after the delimitation of all the assembly constituencies under section 38.

(2) For the purposes of sub-section (1), the Lieutenant Governor shall, by one or more notifications published in the Official Gazette, call upon all the said assembly constituencies to elect members in accordance with the provisions of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (43 of 1951), and of the rules and orders made or issuedthereunder as applicable under sub-section (3).

(3) The Representation of the People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950), the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (43 of 1951), the rules and orders made or issued under the said Acts and all other laws for the time being in force relating to elections shall apply with necessary modifications (including modifications for construing references therein to a State, State Government and Governor as including references to the Capital, Government of the Capital and Lieutenant Governor, respectively) to, and in relation to, the general election referred to in sub-section (1).

Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991 Back

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