None of the Above (NOTA)
None of the Above (NOTA) is a button (option) in electronic voting machines, designed to allow the voter to indicate disapproval of all of the candidates in a voting system
Yet again, a handicapped law had been given to the voters of this country, as NOTA can not make or mar a candidate or an election. Even if the number of NOTA votes is the majority, that will not result in re-election or the constituency remaining vacant. At present, the law does not allow NOTA to supersede the votes cast in favour of candidates.
NOTA was initially passed as a law to ensure re-elections in case of 40% votes on it. The candidature of candidates was canceled and re-election was proposed for that seat. Alas! It didn’t happen…
We need to understand the value of each and every VOTE that we cast at the time of elections because that is what defines 5 valuable future years of the nation! Someone who can actually understand the need of the nation and more importantly, its people!!!
My view- as of now, It is useless to use NOTA as an option because it is only an opinion, and not decisive!
And again hope, that the coming government gets the same corrected in the favour of its Citizens!