Welcoming the Supreme Court judgment that provides a voter a ‘None of the Above’
option in electronic voting machine and reject all candidates, members of Tamil Nadu People Rights Movement demanded
that the system be implemented in the Yercaud Assembly by-election.
State president of the movement Poomozhi, and general secretary Mathiyalagan on Monday
said that the judgment would pave the way for voters to choose clean candidates. They demanded that the system be implemented at the local body elections too. Now under Section 49 (O) of the Representation of the People Act, if a voter does not want to cast his vote, he has to inform the presiding officer and make an entry in the rule book.