SSC Indian Polity and Civics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-6

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    'Consider the following statements regarding booth capturing in an election:
    1. It has been defined in the Constitution of India through an amendment
    2. It includes the seizure of and taking possession of polling booths to prevent the orderly conduct of elections
    3. It is also committed when any elector is threatened and prevented from going to the polling station to cast his vote.
    4. It has been declared a cognizable offence punishable by imprisonment.

    A)  2, 3 and 4 are correct      

    B)  1, 2 and 3 are correct

    C)  2 and 3 are correct        

    D)  1, 2, 3 and 4 are correct

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] According to Sec 135A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, Booth capturing is an offence. 'Booth capturing' includes - 1. Seizure of a polling station or a place fixed for the poll by any person making polling authorities surrender the ballot papers or voting machines; 2. Or allowing only his or their own supporters to exercise their right to vote and prevent/coerce others from free exercise of their right to vote; 3 seizure of a place for counting of votes. Punishment: 3-5 years imprisonment and fine, if offence committed by person in govt. service, and 1 to 3 years and fine for others.

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