The Supreme Court on 27th September ordered that the voter has got the right to negative voting, meaning that he can reject all the candidates and vote as ‘None Of The Above'(NOTA), for which a separate button in the Election Voting Machine (EVM) has to be provided.
This is a decision giving the voter to reject the candidates and express his disapproval. This proposal has been pending for some time and now the SC has given the ruling. At the same time, the political parties are divided on this issue, with regard to what will be the impact and reaction from the people.
The Election Commission has already started preparation, since the elections are due in some states.