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‘Strangers’ in the Rajya Sabha<sup>1</sup>

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195678291
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080588 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0031
‘Strangers’ in the Rajya Sabha1

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This chapter discusses the case of three members of the 1994 Rajya Sabha who were found to be not 'ordinarily residents' in their constituencies. Union Minister of State for Law and Justice H. R. Bhardwaj was found to be an elector for both Haryana and Madhya Pradesh (where he was elected). Minister for External Affairs Dinesh Singh filed an application for registration as a voter in village Dhankot of the Gurgaon assembly constituency after only renting a room and without having any intention of becoming ordinarily resident at the place. Tourism Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad's was included in the electoral roll of Lashkar assembly constituency in Gwalior district while he was a Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat. This chapter also explains the relevant provisions of the Representation of the People Act 1950 and the Representation of the People Act 1951.

Keywords: Rajya Sabha; ordinarily residents; H. R. Bhardwaj; Dinesh Singh; Ghulam Nabi Azad; Representation of the People Act 1950; Representation of the People Act 1951

Chapter.  2338 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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