In Mangala Prasad Jaiswal Vs. District Magistrate and Others[AIR 1971 All 77 : (1970) 40 AWR 649] , wherein it has been held as follows:-

  1. The meaning of the words ‘total number of members’ is quite plain. It can hardly be disputed that the words ‘total’ and ‘whole’ are synonymous. The dictionary meaning of the word ‘whole’ is ‘total’ and vice versa.