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Over 1.78 lakh voters exercise 'NOTA' option in Assam Lok Sabha polls

Gauhati recorded 24 NOTAs through postal ballots, Mangaldoi 23, Silchar 22, Nowgong 20, Dhubri 15 and the lowest seven in Karimganj.

May 24, 2019, 22:09 PM IST

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Bihar sees highest number of NOTA votes, Gopalganj tops tally

In the 2019 elections, the constituency of Gopalganj in Bihar saw 51,660 voters pressing the NOTA button (5.04 per cent), the highest in the country.

May 24, 2019, 17:25 PM IST

Less than one per cent voters in Delhi opts for NOTA

The seat had the least number of candidates in the fray and the maximum number of voters.

May 23, 2019, 22:52 PM IST

Will opt for NOTA in Rajasthan polls, if denied dignified universal pension, say protesters

Carrying flags and placards, people protested against the government's pension schemes under which it provides a paltry sum of Rs 200 to Rs 300 to the beneficiaries. 

Oct 01, 2018, 13:12 PM IST

NOTA can't be allowed in Rajya Sabha elections, it's only for direct polls, rules SC

The verdict came on a plea of Congress leader Shailesh Manubhai Parmar who had challenged the poll panel's notification allowing the NOTA option in ballot papers. 

Aug 21, 2018, 11:15 AM IST

NOTA's five year journey in Indian elections - 1.33 crore votes so far

The provision of NOTA button was first implemented in the State Assembly Elections of Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh in 2013.

Mar 10, 2018, 09:22 AM IST

NOTA secures 1.33 crore votes in polls to Lok Sabha, Assemblies

'None of the Above' or NOTA option on EVMs has been chosen by 1.33 crore voters in the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections since it was introduced in 2013.

Mar 10, 2018, 00:55 AM IST

When NOTA scored more than BJP in RK Nagar by-polls

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) high command is not going to be too happy about this. In the contest between the None Of The Above (NOTA) and BJP during the RK Nagar by-polls results, NOTA managed to pull in more votes than the saffron party candidate Karu Nagarajan.

Dec 25, 2017, 09:01 AM IST

Plea against NOTA in Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls not maintainable: ECI to SC

It also referred to the previous judgements delivered by the apex court and said every voter has the right to vote or the right not to vote.

Sep 13, 2017, 21:07 PM IST

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

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

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

EC releases list of Rajya Sabha polls with NOTA option since 2014

Congress Party on Wednesday moved Supreme Court against 'None of the Above' ( NOTA) option in Rajya Sabha elections. The court is likely to hear the matter on Thursday.

Aug 02, 2017, 22:12 PM IST

After Congress, BJP approaches EC over withdrawal of NOTA in Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls

Yesterday, the Congress had approached the EC against the use of NOTA option in the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections, claiming it was violative of the Constitution and electoral laws. 

Aug 02, 2017, 20:23 PM IST

Congress wants NOTA in Rajya Sabha polls scrapped, approaches Election Commission

In Rajya Sabha polls, the MLAs have to show their ballot paper to an authorised party agent before putting it in ballot box.

Aug 01, 2017, 20:13 PM IST

NOTA option to be available in Gujarat Rajya Sabha election

The `None Of The Above' (NOTA) option will be available to the MLAs who would cast vote in the August 8 Rajya Sabha election in Gujarat.

Aug 01, 2017, 00:04 AM IST

Goa sees maximum voters going for 'None of the Above'

Goa has come up on top when it comes to voters hitting the NOTA button in the latest round of assembly polls, closely followed by Uttarakhand.

Mar 11, 2017, 23:04 PM IST

Gujarat's first round of 'anxious' local body polls on Sunday

Many residential colonies had put up 'No Entry' boards against BJP campaigners while in some areas, Patel agitators exhorted people to exercise their 'None of The Above (NOTA) option on the ballot paper.

Nov 21, 2015, 22:22 PM IST

Nearly 9.5 lakh Bihar voters chose NOTA

Around 9.5 lakh voters in Bihar chose not to vote for any candidate in Bihar Assembly elections.

Nov 09, 2015, 00:11 AM 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