Election and Bribery

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Journal Title: Journal of Legal Studies & Research
Author(s): Hriday Shah
Published On: 07/07/2023
Volume: 9
Issue: 3
First Page: 280
Last Page: 287
ISSN: 2455-2437
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher

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Hriday Shah, Election and Bribery, Volume 9 Issue 3, Journal of Legal Studies & Research, 280-287, Published on 07/07/2023, Available at https://jlsr.thelawbrigade.com/article/election-and-bribery/


The purpose of this research paper is to analyse what is the effect of bribery to get votes for elections. Since a lot of money is spent by the candidates, there was a need to analyse how much money is spent where and what are the effects of bribery. The objectives of this study are to determine the amount spent on bribes, effects of bribery and how to reduce it. Our findings suggested that out of the Rs. 3,475 crores spent on bribes out of Rs 50,000 crores spent on elections. The Indian Penal Code’s Chapter IX-A addresses offences against elections and stipulates that a fine must be paid, the candidate would be put in jail, and the votes obtained by bribery will be worthless. We also conclude that a shift in perspective is necessary to lessen bribery as people need to understand that they indirectly control the nation’s leader as well as the nation itself.

Keywords: Indian Elections, Bribery, Offenses against Elections

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