I vote nobody!!

Found this interesting info. on web. Worth reading and trying I guess.. 

49-O in Constitution of India - "I VOTE NOBODY"...

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 the presiding election officer that he doesn't want to vote anyone!

Yes such a feature is available, but obviously these leaders 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.... obviously they are working under instruction as there would definitely be scarcity of good candidates for all well known parties who are admissible by public as OK.

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...

Use your voting right for a better INDIA.

33 Responses
  1. Totally agree with you. But seriously, ppl will have to be made more aware of this if we need results. We need a campaign like 'Jaago Re' for '49-0' as well.

    Can I link your post on my blog dear? It definitely is an information that needs to be spread.

  2. still - go ahead.. I totally agree.. we need to spread it like the common flu :)

  3. sawan Says:

    wow.. thats one hell of a feature.. i am gona give it publicity through my blog as well.. hope u wudnt mind..

  4. Scrawler Says:

    @ST...during 2006 May/June..a lot of chain mails were there based on this ...at that time..the 'anti reservation' campaign and Dr kalam's Vision 2020 were also there.Thats how it gained popularity.AFter that..i donno what happened...everything went cold!i feel this is the best time to spread..one is Mumbai terror..and another one..with elections in a couple of months

  5. sawan - come on.. no mind to mind such things :) and jokes apart, that is what we need... like I said above.. spread it like the common flu :)

    scrawler - I thought you were on break :) but yeah, we need to spread this as much as possible.. if we can make it through even in one constituency, it will be worth all efforts

  6. sawan Says:

    posted :-) thnks for the info.. i now know how to face the elections:-)

  7. Vin Says:

    hey ST, this is really cool man..great help in the coming elections, i must say!!
    probably, u could write to one of our 'esteemed newspapers' along with the website url to publish this too along with the Hot news!!

    most voters may not read blogs, but will surely read the newspaper
    i think most readers will be interested and very much thankful to know:)

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Wish it cud be that simple! People here just think that this time this party hasn't done well so lets vote for the other one.. And perhaps there are very few leaders in India who are sensible enough. Yeah but thats a good idea if you can get that published in a newspaper..

  9. sawan - great job bud..

    vin - yeah, actually posted to local papers here as the assembly elections are due.. now working on sending it over to big shots and national dailies

    anonymous - all of us together can try our level best to keep this fire alive.. and every one of us should do that

  10. sawan Says:

    did the paper respond?

  11. Raj Says:

    Its fake....

    Check Indian Law website

  12. JOSH Says:

    There is a fallout in this
    as the secrecy of voting is not protected here in as much as the polling officials and the polling agents in the polling station get to know about the decision of such a voter.

    This could only be sucessful if there is unity as there could be implication if there isn't...

  13. JOSH Says:

    @ Raj -This is not fake

    You can use this power.

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  15. sawan - don't know its the effect of my mail or some thing else but there is a news in local paper here about this 49-0, with reference to local election officer... whatsoever may be the reasons, its encouraging for sure..

    raj - its there, please check the ECI website and and link, josh have provided, there might be some confusions in implementations as the exact clarifications are not available but the provision is still there..

    josh - thanks bud for the link.. I agree that it should be further improved, like having a provision in ballot paper or electronic voting machine itself... but yeah.. these things will come up with time and awareness.. as for now, people are not aware at all!!

  16. Vin Says:

    hey ST..ur blog looks so elegant now..whats it?? will u now write only elegant-graceful-soft posts...what abt ur whacky posts??

    why did u change ur pic?? kya chal rahan hain ;-) ???

  17. sawan Says:

    ST, wowo, nice template? wuts happening? single se double hogaya kya? usaully log double hone ke baad elegant ban jaatha hein :-)

  18. Senorita Says:

    @ ST...I am late:))...what do I say...everything has been said by everyone else...great that you managed to get the same published in the local newspapers as well...what with the nice new look :)

  19. vin - don't worry dear.. a whacky post is coming up pretty soon.. right now quite busy with hacking the new Android G1 to make it work with our good old BSNL.. if you know what I mean :) the typical guys things you see..

    and the theme change is just like that.. so many friends were complaining that the old green one is kind of gaudy… so.. and did you say elegant? .. I think the new pic is whacky enough :))

    BTW, I see that you have also uploaded the Pic to your profile.. cool.. its nice to have faces in mind when you are speaking to friends :)

    Sawan – so far I am lucky.. though mum n dad is working hard.. in fact overtime to make me double but so far I am winning :) let us see how long it goes.. I thought of writing a post inspired from vin about the encounters but thought it would be too rude in case some victim happen to read the posts.. what say gang ??

    Sen – so? Done with year ending or picture abi baki hai mere dost?

  20. Vin Says:

    ST, u hack? isnt that illegal? or maybe another usual guy thing!
    can u alter my little teddy so he could express,emote, talk, walk,dance, sing,etc?? hehhehee...girls stuff there, but really exciting to have a 'responsive' teddy!! what say?

    yeah, its good to associate faces with words..God knows what comes in mind otherwise:)

    the pic is whacky, the template is elegant...overall it reflects a man with balance!!

  21. vin - well unlock is the right word I think.. the Google guys have made this phone to work with T-Mobile only as its not officially available in this side of world.. and we need this for our business..so... and yeah.. hacking and this kind of illegal (so called) stuff has its own thrills :)

    about your teddy.. how about a live walking talking teddy.. and he will definitely respond and sing on your tunes :) I am sure your parents must be trying for that desparately :))

  22. Senorita Says:

    @ ST...one more day to go and then the year end will be over...then it is over to year end reporting for the next week or so...after that things quieten down over Christmas...you hack ??... oh god...

    @ Vin... remember the last "hacker" we knew... :)

  23. Hey gurls - do I see those looks when you say "You Hack!!"

    come on its on the ethical side.. and that too on a phone.. nothing suspicious or to be worried about ;)

    and who was this last hacker.. I am all ears to listen the story

  24. Anonymous Says:

    Great info man. I executed my right in all the elections and voted since I got the privilege.
    Never knew about this info. I may use 49-0 this time if the candidates are not good.

  25. Senorita Says:

    @ ST...it is bit too public for the "hacker" story.. if you ever are in Mumbai and we meet up...will be more than happy to narrate the story :)

  26. anunabridgedlife - thanks.. like all of us are discussing above.. let us spread the info. as much as we can..

  27. sen - can't wait.. :) will buzz you for sure when I am there next time!

  28. Vin Says:

    ST & Sen: guys guys guys!!
    the 'hacker' is dead now..lets chuck it! so, ST u 'unlock' O M G...isnt that "stealing" ???
    a robot is any day better than a live one..if u know what i mean!!

    Sen, did u mean the recent recent one..desi-videsi one??

  29. Senorita Says:

    @ Vin..I will give you hints...wedding...creep...mobile...get it ??

  30. vin - okay, yeah.. I am trying to unlock and/or hack.. happy now :)) gurls huh.. can imagine the wide eyed expression on your face :))

    and you and sen - enough of suspense and that poor hacker must be dying of hick ups as you two are remembering him :D

  31. vin - so did you try to convince YOUR folks about a robot ;)

  32. Shikhar Says:

    Thanx jees for such a valuable information....

  33. Well i heard from my lawyer friend that 49-0 has been abolished now :(

    Still got to confirm with somebody about this.