Section 169 BNS – Section 169 of New Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

Section 169 BNS or Section 169 of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita talks about “Candidate, electoral right defined.

Section 169 of BNS is part of CHAPTER IX OF OFFENCES RELATING TO ELECTIONS in Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023 Act


Definition of Section 169 BNS

For the purposes of this Chapter—

(a) “candidate” means a person who has been nominated as a candidate at any election;

(b) “electoral right” means the right of a person to stand, or not to stand as, or to withdraw from being, a candidate or to vote or refrain from voting at an election.




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