Friday, September 27, 2013

Voters has right to reject all candidates in elections : Supreme Court


In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court today held that citizens have right to cast negative vote rejecting all candidates contesting polls, a decision which would encourage people not satisfied with contestants to turn up for voting.

The apex court directed the Election Commission to provide 'none of the above options' at the end of the list of candidates in electronic voting machines (EVMs) and ballot papers to allow voters to reject those contesting polls.

A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said that negative voting would foster purity and vibrancy of elections and ensure wide participation as people who are not satisfied with the candidates in the fray would also turn up to express their opinion rejecting contestants.

It said that the concept of negative voting would bring a systemic change in the election process as the political parties will be forced to project clean candidates in polls.

The bench noted that the concept of negative voting is prevalent in 13 countries and even in India, parliamentarians are given an option to press the button for abstaining while voting takes place in the House.

The court said right to reject candidates in elections is part of fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression given by the Constitution to Indian citizens.

It said that democracy is all about choice and significance of right of citizens to cast negative voting is massive.

With the concept of negative voting, the voters who are dissatisfied with the candidates in the fray would turn up in large number to express their opinion which would put unscrupulous elements and impersonators out of the polls, it said.

The bench, while reading out the operative portion of the judgement, did not throw light on a situation in case the votes cast under no option head outnumber the votes got by the candidates.

It said that secrecy of votes cast under the no option category must be maintained by the Election Commission.
The court passed the order on a PIL filed by an NGO, People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) which had submitted that voters be given the right to negative voting. 

Agreeing with the NGO's plea, the bench passed the path- breaking verdict and introduced the concept of negative voting in the election process, saying that it would further empower the voters in exercising their franchise. 

The latest verdict is part of series of judgements passed by the apex court on the election process.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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Friday, November 5, 2010

DIWALI GREETINGS TO ALL HAPPY DIWALI


MAY THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS -
DIWALI DISPEL DARKNESS,IGNORANCE AND EVILS
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Thursday, September 30, 2010

ayodhya verdict, allahabad high court lucknow bench


The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has started reading out its verdict on a six-decade-old title suit regarding who owns a disputed holy site in Ayodhya. The judgment by the three-judge bench has been put up at the court's website --Main abstract is
On Judge Favour -Mandir
Two Judge Favour -Both Mandir & masJid


In view of the verdict, the nation has been put on high alert. The Central government's Cabinet Committee on Security will meet at 5 pm in New Delhi to review the situation in the country after the court verdict.
The Bharatiya Janta Party will hold a meeting of its senior leaders in Delhi at 6 pm, but most political parties are expected to give their reactions after studying the court judgment.
Uttar Pradesh has turned into a fortress with thousands of paramilitary personnel patrolling the streets.
The intelligence network is on high alert throughout the state to monitor movement and activities of anti-social elements.
Aerial surveys of "sensitive places", including the Ram Janmbhoomi complex in Ayodhya has been done, police sources said.
All the security personnel deployed in Ayodhya and Faizabad have been equipped with tear gas shells and rubber bullets and the gazetted officers of various government departments have been asked to assist in policing. They have also been provided with rubber bullets and tear gas shells.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court paved the way for the Ayodhya verdict to be delivered by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Prove…. 2 / 10 = 2 .. .. ..


  • Prove…. 2 / 10 = 2 .. .. ..
  • Art student: Out of syllabus .. .. .. 
  • Engineering Student: Question hi galat hai .. .. .. .. 
  • Medical student : it’s strange yaar, ye kaise ho sakta hai? .. .. .. .. 
  • CA Student : it is very easy 
  • TWO / TEN T-T get Cancelled 
  • =WO / EN 
  • Refer Alphabets (W=23rd letter, O=15th letter, 
  • E=5th letter & N=14th letter) 
  • =23+15 / 5+14 
  • =38 / 19 =
Chartered Accountants never ask, "Ans kya hai?" They only ask, "Answer kya laana hai?"
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A group of accountants are given an assignment to measure the height of a flagpole. So they go out to the flagpole with ladders and tape measures, and they're falling off the ladders and dropping the tape
measures. The whole thing is just a mess.

An engineer comes along and sees what they're trying to do, walks over,pulls the flagpole out of the ground, lays it flat, measures it from end to end, gives the measurement to one of the accountants and walks away.

After the engineer has gone, one accountant turns to another and laughs: "Isn't that just like an engineer? We're looking for the height and he gives us the length!"

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