None of The Above (NOTA) option gives the voter the choice to reject all candidates in the election fray.
A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra, Amitava Roy and A M Khanwilkar, however, agreed to examine the constitutional validity of the August 1 notification of the Election Commission allowing the NOTA option.
A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra agreed to hear the plea after senior advocate Kapil Sibal mentioned the matter before it and sought urgent hearing.
According to latest data from the Election Commission of India, about 4.3 lakh voters across the country pressed â€˜NOTA‘ on the electronic voting machines in the assembly elections
The 'NOTA' option on electronic voting machines introduced in 2013 now has its own symbol - a ballot paper with a black cross across it.
Maharashtra may be about to send a powerful and positive message with this vote to all parties: don't mess with the voter by throwing red herrings across her path. Focus on doing your job - which is to create growth, jobs and security. The rest is crap.