As reported by Indiatoday.com, it was the People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), who in 2004 had moved with a plea to the apex court asking that voters should have a right to reject all the members of contesting elections.
The whole process is not clear to many and the same was addressed by film makers Ken Ghosh, who took to twitter to state, “No clarity on what happens if majority votes go to - NOTA, this will render the whole process useless.”
Talking about the move, Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai and Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that with this move a systematic political change can be envisioned.
Not everyone was as optimistic about any kind of change with the right to reject directive. Senior journalist and columnist Tavleen Singh took to Twitter and wrote, "People who think this "Right to Reject" will change electoral politics in India, I have two words for all of you. "KEEP DREAMING."
Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party said that they welcomed the verdict but it is just the first step. They also want re-elections in areas where 50 percent of the voters have rejected all the candidates in an area.
In November elections are due in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chattisgrah and Mizoram and they would have the NOTA button. Major political parties are yet to make their stand clear on the issue.