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Why does a candidate’s nomination get rejected before contesting elections? Know the reason behind

New Delhi: Lok Sabha elections are going on in the country. Four phases of elections have been held. Three phases are still left. During this period, nomination papers of many candidates have been rejected. During the election period, questions would arise in people’s minds as to what are the reasons why a candidate’s nomination papers can be cancelled. Election officials said that the nomination papers of any candidate contesting the elections cannot be canceled without their knowledge.Form is not rejected without candidate’s information
An official said that whenever a candidate files his nomination papers before the Returning Officer or Assistant Returning Officer for the Lok Sabha or Assembly elections, it is scrutinized at the same time. If the officials find any deficiency then a check list is given to the candidate there itself. In it, information is given about whatever deficiencies are there in their nomination papers.

For example, while filing the nomination papers, if the candidate did not take the oath, did not deposit the security money, left any column blank, did not sign on every page of the nomination paper, did not give proposers as per the rules, did not disclose information about his criminal record, property etc. If affidavits containing details like details, jewellery, weapons and other similar information including education are not given, then these deficiencies are pointed out. In the checklist, the candidate is told how many days he has to complete whatever deficiencies he has left in the nomination form.

Nomination canceled if deficiencies are not fulfilled
If the candidate completes the deficiencies left in his nomination form within the stipulated time, his nomination form does not get cancelled. If, even after being given the checklist, the candidate does not fulfill those deficiencies in time, then his nomination paper is canceled during the scrutiny of nomination papers. After being given the checklist, the candidate is not reminded to complete the deficiencies by phone or in any other way. It is the responsibility of the candidate to complete the deficiencies left in his nomination form within the stipulated time.

These things are needed to contest elections
Under the Representation of the People Act-1951, any person who is a citizen of India, whose name is in the voter list and has attained the prescribed age for contesting elections, can contest elections. The process of filing nomination papers starts as soon as the election notification is issued. Candidates contesting elections from political parties like national and regional need a proposer. An independent candidate needs 10 proposers. To contest Lok Sabha elections, a security deposit of Rs 25 thousand has to be deposited and a candidate belonging to SC-ST category has to deposit Rs 12.5 thousand. If a person has been sentenced to at least two years in any case, he cannot contest elections. Elections can be contested from maximum two seats.

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