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Right To Reject All Is Fine. We Need ‘Right To Recall’

By on Sep 27, 2013 in Wisdom | 0 comments

The Supreme Court of India has given a new option to all the Indians eligible for voting in the general elections of 2014. The option will be called ‘None Of The Above’ aka NOTA; and SC thinks that it’s the basic right of the voters (which wasn’t given to them for so many decades). It also thinks that when a large number of voters will choose that option, political parties will be forced to choose the right (better) candidates. Negative voting would lead to systemic change in the polls. I’ve mixed feelings about the ability of this option to help Indians pick up a better representative. First, I’m convinced that majority of ‘youth’ will use this option because it’d be cool to do so. I personally have no faith in the ability of India’s youth to make decisions. Majority can’t even decide whether they want to go into...