India Is Voting - You Vote To NoBody

By Divya Sai on 11/15/2008

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It is Over in United States, But yet to start in India

People say "you vote you win" and "it is better to vote than to complain", in all your school life you would have studied that:
"Good Citizens - do vote
Bad citizens - do no vote"
If you are a biker and want good roads for biking, then do vote.
But we have seen our country in the hands of Congress and also in the hands of BJP, or whatsoever.... do you really think voting does really work?

So if you think that there's nobody eligible to get your valuable vote, and you consider yourself as a "good citizen", who does always vote, then as usual go to the voting booth this time too, but give your vote to NOBODY.

Section 49-O of the Constitution

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 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 canceled 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 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) and pass this info on...

Its the official site of Law Ministry. But i cant find any mention of cancellation of candidature, if 49-O is more than winning margin of vote cast. if u read it...

(Let the page load completely then find (CTRL+F) this on the page - 49-o)

"Please forward this article to as many as possible, so that we, the people of India , can really use this power to save our nation". Use your voting right for a better INDIA .

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4 comments for this post

hmmm never knew that.. i'll vote fr nobody next time

Posted on November 15, 2008 at 8:14 PM

great research man ... you shud submit this stuff to a national daily in the form of an editorial or such like .... ppl should know about this !

Posted on November 16, 2008 at 3:42 PM

Thanks stuntman, but actually all credits for this doesn't go to me, as I got this as a forwarded mail, the link to, proves it to be genuine,
Of course I am trying to submit this content to some newspapers too, but I don't know how easily those ppl can be convinced to get this on their papers.
Anyways if u want, u can just send this webpage's link to ppl u know !

Posted on November 16, 2008 at 3:53 PM

are our courts sleeping?
or are they too busy making money and pleasing their masters and mistresses?

Posted on December 6, 2008 at 4:02 PM

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