SC scraps NOTA option for RS polls

EC move will revive ‘Satan of defection’
The Supreme Court on Tuesday scrapped the use of NOTA (none of the above) option for Rajya Sabha polls, saying it would usher back the “Satan of defections.” A three-judge Bench, led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, held that the option is meant only for universal adult suffrage and direct elections and not elections held by the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote as done in the Rajya Sabha.“The option of NOTA may serve as an elixir in direct elections but in the election to the Council of States, it would not only undermine the purity of democracy but also serve the Satan of defection and corruption,” Chief Justice Misra, who authored the judgment, observed.
Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/sc-scraps-nota-option-for-rs-polls/article24748520.ece

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