In India, would adopting the “right to reject” and "right to recall" voting reforms bring change in the present criminal-minded leaders?.

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These are very different proposals and it is not clear that either one would be a panacea for India's corruption problems.

If the people are given the right to recall officials, it might well lead to government becoming paralyzed by constant recall elections.  Depending on the number of signatures needed to start a recall, opposition parties might simply start recall procedures for little reason as a way of tying up the government by forcing it to deal with constant recalls.

As for the right to vote "none of the above," the major issue is whether it would have any legal effect.  The proposals to this point are not clear as to whether a new election would be held if "none of the above" wins a plurality of the vote or whether whichever candidate got the most votes will still be elected.  Either way is fraught with danger.  Either way might lead to more public disenchantment with the process.

Neither of these proposed reforms would be likely to do away with corruption.  Both would be at least likely to reduce the level of confidence in government even further.

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