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Swami Sadashiva Brahmendra Sar (Nil)     21 May 2009

Contesting from two constituecies

when a candidate is elected from two constituencies, he has to resign from one. re-election costs heavilly on public exchequr as well as disturbing regular works of public servants who are engaged in re-election duties.

is it not proper to amend the law and permit a candidate to contest from only one constituency?


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adv. rajeev ( rajoo ) (practicing advocate)     22 May 2009

Good Morning Doctor, Ur right, it is to be amended first, but who cares sir, these politicians want to get elect at any cost,once elected they will get everything, they are no way concerned with the public money. WE THE PEOPLE OF INDIA have no sense, we elect the such persons.

Shree. ( Advocate.)     22 May 2009

To avoid the colossal waste of public money in conducting byelections in such situations, the seat vacated by the candidate should be allotted to the runner-up. This will make leaders think twice before contesting from two constituencies, or contesting on a MP ticket while being a member of the State Assembly.This practice must be stopped and the Election Commission of India must come with an Ordinance or rule that no candidate can contest not more than one seat. For conducting bye election for resigned seat why the Government should bear the election expenses and why don't govt ask the resigned candidate to bear the election expenses.....?

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hage nibo (lawyer)     23 May 2009

Rightly said Mr. SHREE


You are absoulty right. Parliament has to amend in this regard.

Anil Agrawal (Retired)     13 September 2009

 Nehru died lamenting we should do it and do that. Should is a very painful word. The problem is nobody would. It hurts.

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