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Q. What should be the Candidate qualifications according to constitution for contesting as MLA?

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posted 6 months ago

question iconWhat should be the Candidate qualifications according to constitution for contesting as MLA?

Sir I am Kumar from Vijayawada Ap can I contest as mla candidate in other state such as goa next year as it is having elections next year . Is it possible to contest from other state as mla not mp

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Kishan Dutt Kalaskar Retired Judge

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A.Dear Sir,
You have to go through the various provisions of constitution of India and also go through local circulars issued by concerned Election Officer. Apart from this you must have election ID and must be supported by two other persons having Voter ID.

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Ayantika Mondal @ Prime Legal

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Responded 6 months ago

A.Hello
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To contest in any assembly election of a state, first you have to be an eligible voter of the state. And legally it is not possible to aquire the votership of more than one constitutency of the same state, let alone that of two states.

Now,what's happening in the ground level is a different matter. There are no hard check systems to know if a person is carrying multiple votercards, and if there, are with a lot of loopholes. Election commission has come up with ideas like linking them with the unique Aadhar id etc. to avoid such duplicity of records and is being implemented in different states on a phase-by-phase manner.

But a person can be a member of the assembly of another state, once he surrenders his old voter rights and gets enrolled in the voter's list of the new state. For instance Sushma Swaraj had once occupied the post of Cabinet minister in Haryana , before moving to Delhi where she later served as the Chief minister of the state for a short term.
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A.Hi
The qualifications to become a member of the Legislative Assembly are largely similar to the qualifications to be a member of Parliament.
The person should be a citizen of India.
Not less than 25 years of age[4] to be a member of the Legislative Assembly and not less than 30 years (as per Article 173 of Indian Constitution) to be a member of the Legislative Council.
No person can become a member of the Legislative Assembly or the Legislative Council of any state, unless the individual is a voter from any constituency of the state. Those who cannot become members of Parliament also cannot become members of the state legislature.
The person should not be convicted of any offence and sentenced to an imprisonment of 2 years or more.

For you to contest election in GOA you need to a be a registered voter of a constituency of Goa. If you are a registered voter over there then you could contest.
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A.To become the MLA of a state you will have to become the vote of that state first as No person can become a member of the Legislative Assembly or the Legislative Council of any state, unless the individual is a voter from any constituency of the state.

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A.For MLA as per Article 173 of the constitution of India one should be not less than 25 years for the legislative assembly and 30 years for legislative council, is a citizen of India and who subscribes to the oath as in 3rd schedule. Now you cannot contest an election from a state in which you are not in the electoral roll of the state in the case of election for MLA.

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