41. (1) After the termination of the proceedings relating to an election under Article 17 where the proceedings have been so terminated, or after the declaration of the result of an election under Article 19, or Article 39, the deposit made under Article 13 in respect of any candidate shall be returned to the person making it or to his legal representative except the deposit in respect of a candidate who has received less than one-eighth of the total number of votes cast at the election.
(2) A deposit which is not required to be returned under clause (1) shall be forfeited to the Government.
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