NOTA secures 1.33 crore votes in polls to Lok Sabha, Assemblies
New Delhi: ‘Not one of the Above’ or NOTA choice on EVMs has been chosen by 1.33 crore voters within the Lok Sabha and Meeting elections because it was launched in 2013, mentioned an election watchdog.
The Affiliation for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Nationwide Election Watch, which analysed the variety of votes registered underneath NOTA class within the final 5 years, mentioned the precise variety of votes underneath NOTA was 1,33,09,577 in these elections held since 2013, a launch mentioned.
A lot of voters opted for NOTA within the byelections in Goa, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh in 2017, making its vote share the third or fourth highest within the respective constituencies.
In Goa byelection in Panaji and Valpoi constituencies, NOTA votes had been in third place with 301 (1.94 per cent) and 458 (1.99 per cent) votes respectively.
Within the Bawana constituency bypoll in Delhi, NOTA secured the fourth place with 1,413 (1.07 per cent) votes whereas it secured the fourth place with 1,231 (zero.71 per cent) votes within the byelection in Andra Pradesh’s Nandyal constituency.
It secured extra votes than 12 different candidates contesting from Nandyal.
When NOTA was first launched within the Lok Sabha elections in 2014, it secured 60,02,942 (1.08 per cent) votes.
“Among the many NOTA votes in Lok Sabha elections, the best variety of votes — 46,559 –was registered in Nilgris constituency in Tamil Nadu. The bottom variety of votes the NOTA secured — 123 — was in Lakshadweep,” as per the discharge.
NOTA secured the best proportion of vote share– three.06 per cent –in Chhattisgarh meeting election in 2013 and the bottom proportion of vote share — zero.40 per cent — in Delhi meeting elections in 2015.
It has secured 2.68 per cent votes (39,896) in 10 constituencies of Chhattisgarh.
Meeting constituency-wise, NOTA has secured as excessive as 17,510 votes in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli and as little as seven votes in Mariyang Geku in Arunachal Pradesh .
Within the Municipal Companies elections in Delhi and Maharashtra, NOTA secured the best proportion of vote share — four.58 per cent –in Ulhasnagar Municipal Company and the bottom proportion of vote share — zero.58 per cent — within the East Delhi Municipal Company.