(1) Subject to the provisions of sub- section (2) if 1[ the High Court] is of opinion-
that on the date of his election a returned candidate was not qualified, or was disqualified, to be chosen to fill the seat under the Constitution or this Act 4[ or the Govern- ment of Union Territories Act, 1963 ] (20 of 1963 ), or
that the result of the election, in so far as it concerns a returned candidate, has been materially affected.
by the improper acceptance of any nomination, or
by any corrupt practice committed in the interests of the returned candidate 5[ by an agent other than his election agent], or
by the improper reception, refusal or rejection of any vote or the reception of any vote which is void, or
by any non- compliance with the provisions of the Constitution or of this Act or of any rules or orders made under this Act, 1[ the High Court] shall declare the election of the returned candidate to be void.]