New Delhi: Ahead of 2014 general elections, veteran social activist Anna Hazare and his team on Thursday met the Election Commission to press forth the demand that ‘Right to Reject’ option be included in the electronic voting machines (EVMs) and candidates against whom a court has framed charges be barred.

Team Anna also raised the issue of inclusion of form 49(O), wherein a voter can say he does not want to vote for any of the candidates, use of ‘totalizer’ in the counting and barring of candidates against whom courts have framed charges.

Hazare, along with his close associates Santosh Hegde, Prashant Bhushan, Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi, discussed the matter for about an hour with Chief Election Commissioner S Y Qureshi.

Bedi said, "The right to reject is an important issue. We have demanded that the option of Form 49(O) be included in the EVMs. The matter is pending with the Law Ministry since 2001. It just needs a notification.”

On using totaliser for counting, it will help in mixing all the votes of a constituency and thus, no candidate will come to know that which locality did not vote for him.

According to Team Anna, the Election Commission was very receptive to their ideas.

Meanwhile, when asked to react on the Supreme Court verdict on Ramlila Maidan incident, team Anna refused to make any comment.