None of the Above

SC's order on NOTA not to affect whip to MLAs: Congress

After six Gujarat Congress MLAs left the party last week, the party has ferried 44 of its MLAs to a resort near Bengaluru in party-ruled Karnataka, to prevent further poaching by the BJP.

Aug 03, 2017, 22:51 PM IST
Setback to Congress as SC refuses to stay EC notification allowing NOTA in Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat

Setback to Congress as SC refuses to stay EC notification allowing NOTA in Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat

In a big setback to Congress, the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the Election Commission notification allowing `None of the Above` (NOTA) option for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat.

Aug 03, 2017, 12:00 PM IST
SC to hear Gujarat Congress' plea seeking removal of NOTA from Rajya Sabha polls today

SC to hear Gujarat Congress' plea seeking removal of NOTA from Rajya Sabha polls today

The BJP has fielded its national president Amit Shah, Union minister Smriti Irani and Balwantsinh Rajput for the three Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat against the lone Congress candidate Ahmed Patel.

Aug 03, 2017, 07:04 AM IST
Supreme Court to hear Congress plea against use of NOTA in Rajya Sabha polls

Supreme Court to hear Congress plea against use of NOTA in Rajya Sabha polls

A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra agreed to hear the plea after senior advocate Kapil Sibal mentioned the matter before it and sought urgent hearing.

Aug 02, 2017, 13:57 PM IST

EC releases NOTA symbol for all polls

 The Election Commission (EC) has introduced a symbol for "None of the Above (NOTA)" option to facilitate voters in exercising their NOTA option in elections, it was announced on Friday.

Sep 18, 2015, 23:09 PM IST

No 'NOTA' for Kolkata civic polls voters

Over 37 lakh voters in Saturday's Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls will not be able to exercise 'None of the Above' (NOTA) option as the electronic voting machines (EVMs) to be used don't have the facility.

Apr 16, 2015, 23:03 PM IST

NOTA performs better than parties of Koda and Ekka

None of the above (NOTA) option fared better than former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda's Jai Bharat Samanta Party (JBSP), taking a 1.7 per cent vote share in the just ended Jharkhand Assembly elections to give the state its tenth government.

Dec 24, 2014, 17:46 PM IST

About 60 lakh voters chose NOTA in LS-2014 polls

Close to 60 lakh voters opted for the None of The Above (NOTA) option across the country while exercising their franchise in the 16th Lok Sabha polls with the maximum percentage of the electorate going for this choice in Puducherry.

May 17, 2014, 01:28 AM IST

Govt employees threaten to use NOTA option if demands not met

Lakhs of government employees in Uttar Pradesh threatened to use "None of the Above" (NOTA) option in Lok Sabha polls if Centre and state failed to heed to their demands, including pension benefits.

Mar 14, 2014, 00:41 AM IST

NOTA option to be provided in General Elections

Voters will, for the first time, be able to exercise the "None of the Above" (NOTA) option for candidates in the Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission said Wednesday.

Mar 05, 2014, 13:57 PM IST

`NOTA will make citizens participate in electoral process`

The "none of the above" (NOTA) option, will be implemented in Delhi Assembly polls, will encourage voters to participate in the electoral process, a senior election official said on Thursday.

Oct 24, 2013, 23:15 PM IST

Closed factory workers to press NOTA button to push for their demands

The "None Of The Above" option in electronic voting machines has offered a new means of protest to thousands of closed factory workers in Kota of Rajasthan.

Oct 24, 2013, 18:31 PM IST

Election Commission issues instructions to introduce ‘None of the Above’ option

Election Commission issued instructions for Chief Electoral Officers of states and Union Territories to introduce ‘None of the Above’ (NOTA) option to enable voters to exercise their right.

Oct 12, 2013, 22:05 PM IST

Some issues before NOTA implementation: Bengal poll panel

Voters in West Bengal will have to wait bit longer to exercise their "None of the Above" option to reject all candidates, as the State Election Commission said there were issues to be resolved before the move can be implemented.

Oct 08, 2013, 20:55 PM IST

Working on introducing NOTA clause for polls in 5 states: Election Commission

Election Commission is working on introducing `None of the above` clause in the upcoming Assembly polls in five states, Director General of the Election Commission of India Akshay Raut said on Sunday.

Oct 06, 2013, 22:04 PM IST

Advani welcomes SC ruling on negative vote

Advani welcomed the Supreme Court verdict that offers people the option of casting their votes for NOTA, thus making way for a negative vote.

Oct 06, 2013, 15:19 PM IST