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The basic qualification to be a candidate



The basic qualification to be a candidate in the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assembly Elections are: 1. The person must be a citizen of India. 2. The person must not be less than twenty-five years of age on the date of scrutiny of nominations. 3. For the Lok Sabha Elections, the person must be a registered elector for any Parliamentary Constituency, and in case of State Legislative Assembly, the person needs to be a registered elector for any constituency in the State or Union Territory concerned. (For the Constituencies reserved for the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe category there are additional qualifications) For more details, please refer: http://eci.nic.in/eci_main1/current/CandidateHandbook2014_19032014.pdf


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ECIThe Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India. The body administers elections to the Lok SabhaRajya Sabha, State Legislative Assemblies in India, and the offices of the President and Vice President in the country. The Election Commission operates under the authority of Constitution per Article 324, and subsequently enacted Representation of the People Act

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