Noted social activist Swami Agnivesh said here Sunday the â€˜right to rejectionâ€™ law will empower every voter and thereby effectively cleanse the highly corrupt system in the country.
â€œIf the right to rejection law becomes a reality it would mean if the voter feels the above candidiates to state assemblies and parliament are not fit to be elected, the voter should have an option to vote for none of the above category,â€Aginivesh told reporters here.
â€œIf at least 51 per cent of the voters reject the contesting candidates, it would bar the rejected candidates from contesting at least the next election.This will go a big way in cleansing the corrupt political system,â€ he explained.
â€œEven the election commission thinks this law is important and has written to the government that the citizen should have the option of the last button which says â€˜none of the aboveâ€™â€,said Aginivesh.
On the governmentâ€™s decision over the weekend to raise the prices of diesal,kerosene and cooking gas he criticised the Centre for always raising the prices and never bringing them down, and also for imposing heavy taxes.
â€œGlobal crude prices often drop but the government never brings the prices down,â€ he said.