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Consider using provisions of NOTA in BCTP polls: HC

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The today directed the special committee formed to conduct the March 28 elections to the of and (BCTP) to consider making available NOTA option for the voters.

The first bench comprising and Justice gave the direction while closing a PIL by Aramugam, who wanted the NOTA (None-Of-The-Above) option for the polls.

The petitioner contended that in a democratic country every eligible voter has a right to vote and also have a right not to vote for any candidate (NOTA) in the Parliament and Assembly polls as provided under Representation of Peoples Act.

He contended that the Act has set a precedent for other bodies/councils elections to be held in a free and fair manner.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 16:25 IST