EC junks Cong leader’s plea on NOTA

14-09-2017
DH

Congress chief whip in Gujarat Assembly Shailesh Manubhai Parmar questioned the use of NOTA in the recently held RS polls in which his party’s leader Ahmed Patel emerged victorious.

In an affidavit to the Supreme Court, the poll panel said the NOTA option had been in place since January 2014 and the biennial polls has been held in many states from that time.

Referring to the previous Supreme Court judgements, it said every voter has the right not to cast his/her vote.

“It is submitted at the outset that the present writ petition is not maintainable before this court as the contents of the said writ petition do not disclose the violation of any fundamental right of the petitioner or any other person for that matter,” the EC said in its affidavit filed in the court.

It also said elections to the Rajya Sabha can only be called into question by an election petition.

On August 3, the top court had refused to stay the EC notification allowing NOTA option in the ballot paper for the Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat.

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