Tuesday, July 14

Constitution Allows ......

Constitution Allows "I Vote Not to Vote"

Did you know that there is a system in our constitution, as per the 1969 act, in section "49-O" that a person can go to the polling booth,

Confirm his identity, get his finger marked and convey the presiding election officer that he doesn't want to vote for anyone!

Yes such a feature is available, but obviously these seemingly notorious leaders have never disclosed it. This is called "49-O".

Why should you go and say "I VOTE NOBODY"… because, in a ward, if a candidate wins, say by 123 votes, and that particular ward has received "49-O" votes more than 123,

Then that polling will be cancelled and will have to be Re-Polled. Not only that, but the Candidature of the Contestants will be removed and they cannot contest the re-polling.

Since people had already expressed their decision on them.

This would bring fear into parties and hence look for genuine candidates for their parties for election. This would change the way, of our whole political system…

It is seemingly surprising why the election commission has not revealed such a feature to the public….

Please spread this news to as many as you know… Seems to be a wonderful weapon against Corrupt Politicians and Political Parties in India … show your power,

Expressing your desire not to vote for anybody is even more powerful than voting… so don't miss your chance. So either vote, or vote not to vote (vote 49-O)!

A Compilation by Pravda Nair


  1. I had heard about it, but you have described it in detail. Thanks for the valuable info Pravda....wish you had put this up earlier....at-least we could have sent a mass mailer within our company. There are some in our company who are of the view that voting is a waste of time.

  2. @ P
    OOpzz..I seriously never knew this.
    I rmbr in some movie similar thing happens and blah blah..
    But it's godd to know tht we have such an option!!

  3. Great news Pravda!!!! Thanks for the info... nxt time when I go I will say," I have come to vote for NOBODY ---- 49-O" !!!


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