Provision

(1) Whoever-

(i) gives a gratification to any person with the object of inducing him or any other person to exercise any electoral right or of rewarding any person for having exercised any such right; or

(ii) accepts either for himself or for any other person any gratification as a reward for exercising any such right or for inducing or attempting to induce any other person to exercise any such right, commits the offence of bribery:

Provided that a declaration of public policy or a promise of public action shall not be an offence under this section.

(2) A person who offers, or agrees to give, or offers or attempts to procure, a gratification shall be deemed to give a gratification.

(3) A person who obtains or agrees to accept or attempts to obtain a gratification shall be deemed to accept a gratification, and a person who accepts a gratification as a motive for doing what he does not intend to do, or as a reward for doing what he has not done, shall be deemed to have accepted the gratification as a reward.


Simply put

(1) Whosoever

(i) provides satisfaction to any person with the object of convincing him or any other person to exercise any electoral right or tempts him with the reward to exercise such right or

(ii) accepts himself or for any other person any gratification as a reward for exercising any such right or for inducing or attempting to induce any other person to exercise any such right, commits the offence of bribery:

Provided that a declaration of public policy or a promise of public action shall not be an offence under this section.

(2) A person who offers or agrees to give or offers or attempts to attain a benefit shall be deemed to give a gratification

(3) A person who obtains or agrees to accept or attempts to obtain a benefit then such a person shall be deemed to accept benefit and

  • a person who accepts benefit as a motive for doing what he does not intend to do or accepts benefit as a reward for doing what he did not do then such a person shall be deemed to have accepted the benefit as a reward.


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