Section 100 in The Representation Of The People Act, 1951.
100. 3[ Grounds for declaring election to be void.
Subject to the provisions of sub- section (2) if 1[ the High Court] is of opinion-
that on the date of his election a returned candidate was not qualified, or was disqualified, to be chosen to fill the seat under the Constitution or this Act 4[ or the Govern- ment of Union Territories Act, 1963 ] (20 of 1963 ), or
that any corrupt practice has been committed by a returned candidate or his election agent or by any other person with the consent of a returned candidate or his election agent; or
that any nomination has been improperly rejected; or
that the result of the election, in so far as it concerns a returned candidate, has been materially affected.
by the improper acceptance of any nomination, or
by any corrupt practice committed in the interests of the returned candidate 5[ by an agent other than his election agent], or
by the improper reception, refusal or rejection of any vote or the reception of any vote which is void, or
by any non- compliance with the provisions of the Constitution or of this Act or of any rules or orders made under this Act, 1[ the High Court] shall declare the election of the returned candidate to be void.]
1[ ] If in the opinion of 2[ the High Court], a returned candidate has been guilty by an agent, other than his election agent, of any corrupt practice 3[ but 2[ the High Court] is satisfied-
that no such corrupt practice was committed at the election by the candidate or his election agent, and every such corrupt practice was committed contrary to the orders, and 4[ without the consent], of the candidate or his election agent 5[
that the candidate and his election agent took all reasonable means for preventing the commission of corrupt 6[ practices at the election; and
that in all other respects the election was free from any corrupt 6[ practice on the part of the candidate or any of his agents, then 2[ the High Court] may decide that the election of the returned candidate is not void.