The Election Commission on Tuesday wrote to the Chief Electoral Officers of all the States not to print the “NOTA” option on the ballot papers for the elections to Rajya Sabha and state Legislative Councils, DHNS reports from New Delhi.
The Supreme Court on August 21 last directed that None of the Above (or the NOTA) option should not be made applicable for elections to the Rajya Sabha. The apex court ruled that the NOTA should be provided only in direct elections, like the ones to Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies.
The EC sent out communiques to the CEOs asking them to adhere to the Supreme Court's order.
The poll panel said that the NOTA option would no longer be applicable in Rajya Sabha election and Legislative Council election.