Electoral Reform: Anna Hazare demands for Right to Reject

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Anna Hazare
New Delhi, Feb 23: 74-year-old Gandhian, Anna Hazare now approached the Election Commission of India demanding to introduce Right to Reject option in EVM machine so that Indians get chance to reject the candidate while casting their votes.

Anna along with crucial aides and members of Team Anna, Kiran Bedi and Arvind Kejriwal visited the officials of the election commission and raised their demand of right to reject.

Clarifying their stand on the issue, Kiran Bedi has been quoted as saying, "The right to reject is an important issue. We have demanded that the option of Form 49(O) be included in the EVMs. We were told that there is no need for bringing the issue in Parliament."

"The matter is pending with the Law Ministry since 2001. What is needed is a rule amendment. It just need a notification. We were also told that this issue is also pending." added Bedi.

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