Tag: Nota

15 parties got fewer votes than NOTA in 2019 polls

New Delhi: Of the 36 political parties, whose representatives were elected to the 17th Lok Sabha, 15 got fewer votes than NOTA. Many of these parties contested only a handful of seats. Introduced in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the none of the above (NOTA) option, which indicates disapproval of all the candidates in a […]

No 'tribal' status, no bridge, villagers in Odisha say no to vote!

Rayagada/Gajapati: Feeling let down over wishy-washy promises by political leaders and parties, voters in several parts of southern Odisha have upped the ante and decided to boycott the upcoming polls as many of their demands still remain non-materialised. The Jhudia community in Kalyansinghpur of Rayagada district is apparently  disillusioned over the leaders and political parties […]

NOTA can't be permitted in RS polls, says SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today said the option of none of the above (NOTA) cannot be permitted in Rajya Sabha elections. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud has set aside the Election Commission’s notification allowing NOTA option in the ballot papers for Rajya Sabha […]

NOTA gets 2.5 times more votes than AAP in Gujarat

New Delhi: NOTA (None of the Above) option got 2.5 times more votes than the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the 29 seats that the party contested in Gujarat, according to an election result analysis by IANS. The NOTA is an option in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and by registering a vote under NOTA, […]