The decision of the Election Commission to implement the ‘NOTA’ opportunity to the voters in the oncoming assembly elections in the 5 states of Delhi, Rajasthan, M.P., Chhattisgarh and Mizoram, has seriously worried the major political parties. The ‘None Of The Above’ (NOTA) choice is given to the voters, who do not want to vote for any of the candidates in the list. The ‘NOTA” button in the Electronic Voting Machine(EVM)/ symbol in the Ballot Paper, will be pink in the assembly elections, but will be in white for the General Election.
Both the ruling and opposition parties, Congress and BJP, are much worried, since a lot of voters angry with the track-record of the present incumbents may vote ‘NOTA’.
It will be interesting to see much ‘NOTA’ votes pile up.