A Petition has been filed before the Supreme Court, demanding that the ‘Right to reject’ political parties be recognized and elections be declared invalid if maximum voters opt for the NOTA option.
The Petition has been listed on 24 November, i.e. Friday in the Chief Justice’s Court comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud.
Filed by Mr. Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, the Petition submits that such a right is necessary to ensure free and fair elections, in line with Article 19 read with Article 324 (superintendence, direction and control of elections to be vested in an Election.