Caution to political parties? Over 1.29 crore voters chose NOTA in last five years, says ADR report

ADR and National Election Watch (NEW) have analysed the number of votes secured by NOTA (None of the above) in various elections during 2018 to 2022.

published on : 5th August 2022

Notaphily and numismatics: Unique hobbies of Perambalur farmer come as a surprise

Apart from cultivating groundnuts on his one-acre land, he has been nurturing his love for old currency notes and coins from various countries.

published on : 27th July 2022

TRS is tough to beat, but BJP is the need of hour, say Hyderabad voters

She was not alone and echoed the sentiments of many others, including that of Mohan Krishna, who was putting up a huge cutout near the venue’s entrance.

published on : 2nd July 2022

Will AAP-Twenty20 fans abstain or opt for NOTA in Thrikkakara bypoll?

Political analyst J Prabhash said NOTA could play a crucial role in deciding the winner if it’s a neck-and-neck race.

published on : 20th May 2022

Uttar Pradesh polls: NOTA garners more votes than those polled in favour of popular parties

AIFB, IUML and LJP could not manage to get any votes, and their vote share stood at 0.00 per cent, according to the ECI website.

published on : 10th March 2022

Poll-weary Mumbai gives its vote to NOTA

With Maharashtra voting the BJP-Shiv Sena combine to power again in the 2019 assembly elections, another big gainer has emerged in the city of Mumbai — NOTA.

published on : 26th October 2019

In a first, NOTA comes second in Latur rural

While winner Dhiraj Deshmukh got 134615 votes or 67.63 per cent of the total votes polled, 27449 voters opted for the ‘None of The Above’ (NOTA) option.

published on : 24th October 2019

NOTA votes exceeded victory margin in 12 Rajasthan seats

Saleh Mohammad of Congress in Pokhran defeated his rival Mahant Pratap Puri by 872 votes. NOTA got 1,121 votes.

published on : 13th December 2018

Poll results in five states: NOTA outperforms SP, AAP, NCP among others

According to the Election Commission's website at 5.45 pm on Tuesday, the NOTA votes ranged as high as 2.1 per cent in Chhattisgarh to 0.5 per cent in Mizoram.

published on : 11th December 2018

Karnataka polls: In Maski, NOTA gets 9 times more than winner’s margin

Pratap Gowda Patil of the Congress beat BJP's Basanagouda Turvihal by a thin margin of 213 votes.

published on : 17th May 2018

Over three lakh voters opt for NOTA across Karnataka

As many as 3.22 lakh voters selected the None Of The Above option in the state in the recent assembly polls.

published on : 16th May 2018

Bengaluru: Young voters say ‘none of the above’

The NOTA option turned out to be a popular one among youngsters in all the 26 constituencies in the city where polling was held on Saturday.

published on : 13th May 2018

Should we, or shouldn’t we?

It is that time of the year (although once in five years) when we are made to feel important and relevant. But do the millennials feel the same about elections?

published on : 11th May 2018

Don’t vote for Lotus, choose NOTA: BJP workers to voters in Mysuru, Chamarajnagar districts ahead of Karnataka polls

In what has come as an embarrassment for the party, posters urging people to exercise NOTA option are making rounds on WhatsApp and Facebook.​

published on : 27th April 2018

From #MeToo to #NotInMyName: When hashtags spearheaded protests and a call for action in 2017

When social change was just 140 characters away, people used the most of it in 2017. Here are some of the monumental moments from Twitter where hashtag took over the world.

published on : 31st December 2017

NOTA, Independents played spoilsport to Congress hopes in Gujarat polls

Had it not been for NOTA, the Congress in all likelihood would have won with a majority to form the government, say analysts.

published on : 19th December 2017

Over 5.5 lakh people in Gujarat opt for NOTA

In case of Gujarat, the NOTA vote share was higher than that of any party other than the Congress and the BJP.

published on : 18th December 2017

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

Earlier in the day, Congress leaders claimed that the NOTA was allowed in the upcoming RS polls after issuance of notification.

published on : 1st August 2017

In a first, NOTA to be available for Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections

Rajya Sabha elections do not take place by secret ballot as the voter has to show the marked ballot to the party's polling agent before putting it in the ballot box.

published on : 1st August 2017