Anna Hazare pitches for "Right to Reject"
New Delhi: Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday endorsed the need to "Right to Reject" lawmakers to prevent hooligans and criminals from being elected to the Parliament.
Hazare said that there is no need to make a separate law regarding this. "The law of "Right to Reject" must be legislated to deter hooligans entering Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) and Lok Sabha, and also EVMs must have a button of "right to reject" option in it. So, they have agreed that there is no need to make a separate law regarding this. The Law Minister can do this," he said.
Hazare also endorsed the view of having a totaliser machine to combine votes of every village or town to avoid any kind of discrepancy. "Second, there should be a totaliser machine. The voting done by all the electorates should be combined and then counted. Each town and village''s votes must not be calculated separately to avoid any discrepancy," he said.
Hazare earlier in the day reiterated his earlier stand that he was never keen to enter into the political battlefield, and said that he is not part of his former associate Arvind Kejriwal''s newly-founded political outfit Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
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