Right To Reject

  • Delhi elections: Having 'little expectations', many use 'NOTA' option December 5, 2013

    New Delhi: A section of voters in Delhi chose to exercise the newly-introduced 'None Of The Above Option' (NOTA) option on Wednesday saying they have "little expectations" from any of the political parties engaged in the electoral battle. "This election has given us a unique opportunity of pressing the NOTA button,"...
  • Political parties welcome SC order on 'negative voting' September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: In a landmark verdict on India's electoral system, the Supreme Court on Friday recognised the right to negative vote for the electorate in the country. Directing the Election Commission of India to have a 'none of the above' button on electronic voting machines (EVMs) and ballot papers which...
  • Struggle for Right to reject, Right to recall is on: Anna February 21, 2013

    Unnao: Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday said that his struggle was not over till the Right to reject and Right to recall was endorsed by Parliament. "Our struggle does not end with the Jan Lokpal issue. The struggle for Right to reject and Right to recall was still on....
  • Lokpal, right to reject can eliminate corruption: Anna February 18, 2013

    Hyderabad: Declaring that he would mobilize six crore people over next one and a half years for his anti-graft campaign, Anna Hazare on Sunday said Jan Lokpal alone cannot root out corruption and called for comprehensive electoral reforms and empowering of village-level bodies. Addressing a public meeting in Hyderabad, he said...
  • Hamid Ansari favours voters' right to reject candidates January 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday called for addressing limitations of the country's electoral system and favoured giving to voters the right to reject candidates to boost participation in the election process. Addressing a function on the third National Voters Day here, the vice president said that though voter...
  • Fight for Right to Reject after Lokpal: Anna Hazare December 13, 2012

    Varanasi: Anna Hazare on Wednesday said he will re-launch his agitation in Delhi if the government fails to bring a strong Lokpal law before 2014 and he will then focus on getting 'Right to Reject' for the people. The Gandhian, who is on a two-day visit in Varanasi along with...
  • Anna makes strong pitch for Right to Reject June 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Stepping up his anti-graft offensive, Anna Hazare on Sunday made a strong pitch for 'Right to Reject' and said people with criminal cases pending against them should be kept out of Parliament using the clause. "Arvind (Kejriwal) has just said people with cases against them are sitting in Parliament...to...
  • File FIRs against corrupt ministers: Anna warns Govt March 26, 2012

    New Delhi: In what can be seen as an ultimatum to the government, anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare has calling for FIRs against 14 ministers for alleged corruption. Anna has warned a jail bharo andolan if no action is taken against the ministers by August. Setting a deadline for the government, Anna...
  • Right to reject manageable than recall: Khurshid October 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said the 'Right to reject' candidates during election was a "more manageable idea" than the 'Right to recall' an elected lawmaker which was a "difficult" proposition. Referring to Team Anna's proposals on the two issues, Khurshid said some feel that before introducing the...
  • Hegde calls for a debate on electoral reforms October 17, 2011

    Bangalore: Team Anna member Santosh Hegde on Monday called for a wide debate on electoral reforms similar to the Lokpal Bill and sought to know why measures like 'Right to Recall' and 'Right to Reject' won't work in India. "I think there should be a debate (on electoral reforms) across the...