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Article 329: Bar To Interference By Courts In Electoral Matters

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Article 329: Bar to interference by courts in electoral matters

1Notwithstanding anything in this Constitution 2***

(a) the validity of any law relating to the delimitation of constituencies or the allotment of seats to such constituencies, made or purporting to be made under article 327 or article 328, shall not be called in question in any court;

(b) no election to either House of Parliament or to the House or either House of the Legislature of a State shall be called in question except by an election petition presented to such authority and in such manner as may be provided for by or under any law made by the appropriate Legislature.

Amendments

  1. Substituted by the 39th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1975, s. 3, for certain words (w.e.f. 10-8-1975).
  2. The words, figures and letters “but subject to the provisions of article 329A” omitted by the Constitution (Forty-fourth Amendment) Act, 1978, s. 35 (w.e.f. 20-6-1979).

Article 329A: 1 Special provision as to elections to Parliament in the case of Prime Minister and Speaker.

– Omitted by the Constitution (Forty-fourth Amendment) Act, 1978, s. 36 (w.e.f. 20-6-1979). 1* * * * *

Amendments

  1. Inserted by the 39th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1975, s. 4 and Repealed by the 44th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1978, s. 36 (w.e.f. 20-6-1979).

-Text in Constitution

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