Friday, March 20, 2009

Jai 49-O

Section "49-O" of the Constitution:

Did you know that there is a system in our constitution, as per the 1969 act, in section "49-O" that a person can go to the polling booth, confirm his identity, get his finger marked and convey the presiding election officer that he doesn't want to vote anyone!

Yes such a feature is available, but obviously these seemingly notorious leaders have never disclosed it. This is called "49-O".

Why should you go and say "I VOTE NOBODY"... because, in a ward, if a candidate wins, say by 123 votes, and that particular ward has received "49-O" votes more than 123, then that polling will be cancelled and will have to be re-polled. Not only that, but the candidature of the contestants will be removed and they cannot contest the re-polling, since people had already expressed their decision on them. This would bring fear into parties and hence look for genuine candidates for their parties for election. This would change the way, of our whole political system... it is seemingly surprising why the election commission has not revealed such a feature to the public....

Please spread this news to as many as you know... Seems to be a wonderful weapon against corrupt parties in India... show your power, expressing your desire not to vote for anybody, is even more powerful than voting... so don't miss your chance. So either vote, or vote not to vote (vote 49-O) and pass this info on...

"Please forward this mail to as many as possible, so that we, the people of India, can really use this power to save our nation". Use your voting right for a better INDIA.  JAI HIND.......

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Regards
Vijayashankar

1 comment:

കെ.പി.സുകുമാരന്‍ അഞ്ചരക്കണ്ടി said...

This was a spam mail forwarding...

The truth is:

'Not to vote option will not affect result’

New Delhi, Dec. 6: "Not to vote" option given to voters would not affect the winning chances of a candidate in an election, the Election Commission has said. "The voters who exercise the option of not voting at the election under Rule 49-0 would only be deemed to have abstained themselves from voting and under the law, the candidate who secures the highest number of valid votes polled, irrespective of his winning margin, is declared elected," the EC said.

The EC was reacting to reports that if the number of voters, who choose to exercise the option of not to vote exceeds the margin of votes secured by the winning candidate over the runner up, then it should invalidate the election and a repoll should be held. Under Rule 49-0, a voter has the option of not to vote after he has been identified at the polling station and his name will be registered in register of voters. The presiding officer would then make a note to that effect against the name of that particular voter and obtain his or her signature, the EC clarified.

(K.P.Sukumaran,Bangalore)