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EC removes NOTA option from Rajya Sabha, Legislative Council polls

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud has set aside the Election Commission's notification allowing the NOTA option in the ballot papers for the Rajya Sabha polls.
India TV News Desk
Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi September 11, 2018 22:05 IST

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday issued an advisory to Chief Electoral Officers of all the states and Union Territories saying that in pursuance of Supreme Court's judgement, NOTA option will no longer be applicable in Rajya Sabha election and Legislative Council election.

EC also said that the column for NOTA shall not be printed in ballot papers for these elections. 

The apex court, last month, ordered that the NOTA option should be used only in direct elections and not in elections to the Upper House of the Parliament. 

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A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud has set aside the Election Commission's notification allowing the NOTA option in the ballot papers for the Rajya Sabha poll, reported news agency PTI.

 

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