Friday, April 18, 2008


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 seemingly
notorious 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
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....
Please spread this news to as many as you know... 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



Bharath said...

This is really an interesting bit of news. "49-0" - never hrd abt this b4. Even if this rule is made transparent, i doubt if it can have any effect in the Indian election system.

nitin said...

hey i never knew about this never ever learnt in school .if it is like this then y does the gov. nd media inform to the ppl. i would have definitely voted 49-0 . But was a nice info floyed