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4. Special provision for nomination in case for prisoners in Portuguese territory.-

Notwithstanding anything contained in section 33 of the principal Act, where a person detained in prison or other custody in any Portuguese territory wishes to stand as a candidate at any election that may be held within one year from the commencement of this Act, the nomination paper of such person and any declaration contained therein may be signed on his behalf by the proposer; but no such nomination paper shall be received by the returning officer unless at the time of its delivery the proposer produces before that officer-

(a) a writing signed by such person and showing his intention to stand as a candidate, and

(b) a certificate signed by a Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of External Affairs that the person is detained in prison or other custody in Portuguese territory.

Representation of the People Act, 1951 Back

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