Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan questioned the relevance of the recently introduced None Of The Above or NOTA voting option in a democratic system while describing it as "non-sense" and waste of time.
"What is this None-of-The-Above (NOTA) non-sense? I cannot understand. In a democratic set up what is this NOTA?" the Governor asked during the Press Club of Mumbai's RedInk Awards
2014 event where he was the chief guest last night.
"You cannot have NOTA in a democracy. You are going and voting NOTA. Why do you want to waste your time like that?
That is waste of time actually. In a democracy, it has no place," he said.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, who was the Guest of Honour at the event, awarded cash prizes and trophies to 30 journalists -- winners and runner-ups -- for their best stories in 15 different categories of print and television awards.
Veteran journalist Mrinal Pande was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.