Nation Current Affairs 17 May 2018 NOTA got more votes ...

NOTA got more votes than Siddaramaia’s margin

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 17, 2018, 2:22 am IST
Updated May 17, 2018, 2:22 am IST
The highest number of votes for “None Of The Above” (NOTA) were polled in constituencies in south Bengaluru and other urban pockets.
In Badami, NOTA got 2,007 votes while Mr Siddaramaiah’s victory margin was 1,696 votes.
 In Badami, NOTA got 2,007 votes while Mr Siddaramaiah’s victory margin was 1,696 votes.

Hyderabad: Badami Assembly constituency in Karnataka, where the state’s outgoing chief minister Siddaramaiah had contested polled more votes for NOTA than his victory margin.

In Badami, NOTA got 2,007 votes while Mr Siddaramaiah’s victory margin was 1,696 votes. Over 3.2 lakh votes or 0.9 per cent of the total votes were polled for NOTA across Karnataka, suggesting growing dissatisfaction with political parties and contesting candidates.

 

The highest number of votes for “None Of The Above” (NOTA) were polled in constituencies in south Bengaluru and other urban pockets. In seven constituencies, NOTA count was more than the victory margin  of the winning candidate. Of this, one was won by the BJP, and six by the Congress.

Voter interest in the NOTA option has been steadily increasing after it was introduced on the EVM machines. The percentage of NOTA votes were 1.8 per cent in Gujarat (2017). 2.5 per cent in Bihar (2015) and 1.52 per cent in West Bengal (2016).

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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