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49-O : option to vote for nobody

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every one who is grieving about the civic problems not addressed in your area . take action. this is the only cahnce in four years you get to address the problem.

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> 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 to the
> presiding election
> officer that he doesn't want to vote for anyone!Yes
> such a feature is
> available, but obviously these seemingly  leadrers  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 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?quot;Please forward this mail 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.


muthusubs's picture

 Wiki article on this says

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 Wiki article on this says that this is a hoax. Can you please put the source of this?

silkboard's picture

purpose-less even if it exists

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Instead of spreading (mis?)-information about 49-O, I would say we all should spread information that even if a supposedly bad guy gets elected, you and me have hundreds of tools and laws to make sure the elected person does his public duty. There is RTI, there are complaint systems, there is PIL system.

What purpose does a negative vote serve anyway? Good leaders are never going to drop from the sky. Hoping for good guys to contest won't help!

  1. Take interest and vote for the best amongst the lot.
  2. And then track your elected representative.
  3. Or, better, just contenst the elections!

Should do at least one of the three in my mind. 2 of above would be a very good citizen. Doing all 3 would be real social service :)

There tends to be too much focus on election and voting, and too little focus on what these guys do after the election.

nl.srinivas's picture

49-O is valid

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Please have a look here


Naveen's picture

49-0 - How can it bring any change ?

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"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" - Edmund Burke

This is most apt here. One can imagine that he can use 49-0 to display his contempt for the system, but in what way will he be helping to rectify it ? On the contrary, he is shirking his responsibility to partake in trying to improve the system, for that is what democracy calls for.

There is a misconception amongst many that govt is duty-bound to deliver everything automatically. Well, the govt can only succeed to the extent what the collective voices demand - & if some voices choose to be silent, they would not have registered their demands. Without doubt, this will actually worsen the situation !

hemaraj's picture

citizens responsibility

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I had inserted the article 49 O  no confidence vote just to bring awareness that such a clause is there.

we , each citizens duty is to vote and try to elect a reaponsible service minded good candidate.

But it so happens some times it the bad versus the worse standing for election, we are not able to do anything, we are forced to vote as there is no choice.

With the inclusion of this we are able to bring fear and all parties will give tickets to worthy candidates.
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