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THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2002
[Act, No. 9 of 2003]
[7th January, 2003]
An Act further to amend the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-third Year of the Republic of India as follows:--
Section 1. Short title
This Act may be called the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2002.
Section 2. Amendment of section 8 of Act 43 of 1951
In the Representation of the People Act, 1951, in section 8,--
(a) in sub-section (1),--
(i) in clause (k), after the word and figures "Act, 1971", the word"; or" shall be inserted;
(ii) after clause (k), the following clauses shall be inserted, namely:--
"(l) the Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, 1987 (3 of 1988); or
(m) the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (49 of 1988); or
(n) the Prevention of Terrorism Act, 2002 (15 of 2002),";
(iii) for the portion beginning with the words "shall be disqualified" and ending with the words "such conviction", the following shall be substituted, namely:--
"shall be disqualified, where the convicted person is sentenced to--
(i) only fine, for a period of six years from the date of such conviction;
(ii) imprisonment, from the date of such conviction and shall continue to be disqualified for a further period of six years since his release";
(b) in sub-section (2),--
(i) in clause (c), for the figures and word "1961; or", the figures "1961," shall be substituted;
(ii) clause (d) shall be omitted.