"The petitioner has not complied with the provisions of Section 117 of the Representation of the People Act. Hence, the petition deserves to be dismissed for non-compliance of mandatory provisions...," the court said.
According to Section 117, at the time of presenting an election petition, the petitioner shall deposit in the High Court a sum of Rs 2,000 as security for the costs of the petition.
Also, during the course of the trial of an election petition, the High Court may, at any time, call upon the petitioner to give such further security for costs.
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