Use NOTA button if there is no right candidate: Anna Hazare

Hazare said that voters should ensure that candidates with clean image are sent to the Legislature.

Ralegan Siddhi | Published: March 17, 2014 7:26 pm

Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Monday asked voters to use the “none of the above” (NOTA) option in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections if they did not find a right candidate with character and clean image.

“The country is not going to see change just by changing (the party in the) regime. If one regime did a graduation in corruption, another did post-graduation in corruption.

“That is why, the basic change won’t come by merely changing the rulers. People who can bring radical change in the state and country will have to be sent to the Legislature and Lok Sabha,” Hazare said in a statement here.

“If any party has fielded a candidate who is corrupt, goonda and a robber, the voters should decide that they will not make the mistake that the party has done.”
“They (voters) should decide that they will not fall prey to any enticement and then elect corrupt or criminal elements,” he said, adding that alert voters are pillars of democracy.

Voters should use the “none of the above” option in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections if they did not find a right candidate with character and clean image, he said.

“It often happens that after facing injustice, people decide to teach (parties) a lesson in elections. However, they forget to do so after being treated to a party at a dhaba or after getting Rs 200 or a Rs 500 note,” Hazare said.

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    Mar 18, 2014 at 5:44 am
    How it will help Anna Ji
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      Jigisa Shah
      Mar 17, 2014 at 6:12 pm
      After selling valuable et to private and put Gujrat in debt (one lakh fortyfive thousand cr) Modi govt now only one department reamin Advertising and marketing .He succesfully hide the failure story into success story through this .Gujrati bussiness community and Hindu (communal mindset ) only supporting Modi in Gujrat. Just google the fact dear country men before calling me someone agents1. Gujrat development model like selling property to liveModi has Sold land in one rupee ,Gujrat Gas & petrol to Adani , Electricity to Adani Releiance Torrent .Now consequence is gas price 12 rupess costlier then Delhi (after SC rule to lower price ) , Petrol disel price higher than all state (second to Mumbai ) ,all builders occupied land and now selling in high rate,Electricity price per unit (domestic ) Rs 7 .This is the Model of development ..2. Poor InfrastructureCouldnot able to give Metro train and he advertising BRTC bus service which loss 80 cr per year and congested traffic in Ahmedabad .Just come and check once in this city .3. Poor education in Gujrat :Education system getting worst . A young teacher after TET exam is getting Rs 5300 only (Just google vidyarthi sahayak plus Gujrat and check the adver befre fekufan terming me someone agent ) where as other part of country minimum Rs .20,000 (eg am ).All education insute raise fees like private . Dr Ketan Desai corrupted jailed brought back to Medical council of India .4. Lost Trust of Young Educated Gujrati:The Young educated Gujrati understood this that why refused BJP and in recently held Gujrat university election feb 2014 BJP was badly defeated5.Medical & Health System :Govt health system is geting worst .He has hiked the fees of govt medical colleges to encourage private .Relected most corrupt jailed by CBI person Dr Ketan Desai to Medical Council of India .He already sold medical education to private palyers and India will hub of Munna bhai doctors in future .A medical student of surgery recently commited succide because of fees hike by jumping from building in Gujrat .So pathetic !!!!!6. Corruption & Modi made for each other:BJP allowed ticket to corrupt politician & Modi never discourage corrupt person like uruppa,etc .I just asked countrymen- Is above is right model of development ,Do you allow to all resource to corporates in cheap rates like Modi did in Gujrat- Do you allow to destroy govt health and education system to encourage private sector like in Gujrat-Do country youth can dechieve by adver-BJP allowed ticket to corrupt politician & Modi never discourage corrupt person ,Should we allow to continueI have sta in Ahmedabad and just laugh when it refer to hi tech city .It is like rural city not more than that .One thing I understood there is great power of Advertising to fool people .This is a genuine attempt to tell the truth to Nation .These 6 things not to Forget while voting .This is time to swept away corruption from India.