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The Representation of the People Order, 1972 (President's Order)

( PRESIDENT'S ORDER NO. 155 OF 1972 )

1Chapter VIA

REGISTRATION OF POLITICAL PARTIES WITH THE COMMISSION

 
 
90H. (1) The registration of a political party may be cancelled for the following reasons, namely-
 
 
(a) if the party is declared dissolved according to the constitution of the party by the highest decision making body, by whichever name it is called, or an application is made to the Commission along with the minute for dissolution of the party under the signature of the chairman and general secretary of the party or any other person holding equivalent rank;
 
 
(b) if the political party is declared banned by the Government;
 
 
(c) if the political party fails to provide any information under this Order and rules to the Commission 2[for three consecutive years;
 
 
(d) if the political party violates the provision of 3[clause (1)(b) of Article 90B]; 4[***]
 
 
(e) if the political party does not participate in the parliamentary elections for two consecutive terms 5[; or
 
(f) if the political party fails to submit a ratified constitution within the stipulated period as mentioned in the proviso of Article 90D. ]
 
 
(2) The Commission shall, prior to cancellation of registration under 6[sub-clauses (c), (d), (e) and (f)] give the concerned political party an opportunity of being heard in the prescribed manner.
 
 
(3) No political party shall be registered in the name of a political party which has been declared dissolved.
 
 
(4) The name of the dissolved and cancelled political parties shall be published in the Official Gazette.

  • 1
    CHAPTER VIA was substituted by section 25 of Representation of the People Order (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act. No. XIII of 2009).
  • 2
    The words “for three consecutive years” were substituted for the words “for consecutive years” by section 5(a) of Representation of the People (Second Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. LXIV of 2009)( with effect from 25th July, 2009).
  • 3
    The words, brackets and figures “clause (1) (b) of Article 90B” were substituted for the words, brackets and figures “clause (2) or (4) of Article 90B” by section 5 of Representation of the People (Second Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. LXIV of 2009)(with effect from 25th July, 2009).
  • 4
    The word “or” at the end of sub-clause (d) was omitted by section 5 of Representation of the People (Second Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. LXIV of 2009) (with effect from 25th July, 2009).
  • 5
    The semi-colon (;) and the word “or” were substituted for the full stop (.) at the end of sub-clause (e) and thereafter Sub-clause (f) was added by section 5 of Representation of the People (Second Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. LXIV of 2009)(with effect from 25th July, 2009).
  • 6
    The words, brackets and comma “sub-clauses (c), (d), (e) and (f)” were substituted for the words, brackets and commas “clauses (c), (d) and (e)” by section 5(b) of Representation of the People (Second Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. LXIV of 2009)(with effect from 25th July, 2009).
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