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SC gives ‘None of the Above’ option to the Indian voter

Today’s landmark judgment by the Supreme Court on the petition of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) has for the first time given the Indian voter the right to reject all candidates contesting an election, reported the PTI.

The voter can now mark the “None of the Above” (NOTA) option that the apex court mandated should be present on ballot papers and in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). The bench did not say what the consequence would be if NOTA votes outnumbered those received by actual candidates.

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