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About 60 lakh voters chose NOTA in Lok Sabha 2014 elections

Saturday, 17 May 2014 - 8:52am IST | Agency: PTI

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.

As per data updated till 11:20 P.M., the NOTA vote share stood at 1.1% of the total votes polled, which boils down to a total of 59,78,208 votes.

A total of 3% of voters in Puducherry, or 22,268 votes, opted for the NOTA. This was followed by Meghalya with 2.8% (30,145), Gujarat 1.8% (4,54,880) Chhattisgarh 1.8% (2,24,889), Dadra and Nagar Haveli 1.8% (2,962). The other states included: Odisha- 1.6% (3,28,060), Bihar- 1.6% (5,76,348), Mizoram- 1.5% (6,495), Jharkhand- 1.5% (1,90,241), Daman and Diu- 1.5% (1,316), Madhya Pradesh- 1.3% (3,91,837), Sikkim 1.4-% (4,259), Tamil Nadu- 1.4% (5,74,712). 

Also, Tripura- 1.2% (23,783), Kerala- 1.2% (2,10,561), Goa- 1.2% (10,103), Rajasthan- 1.2% (3,27,902), Uttarakhand- 1.1% (48,043), West Bengal- 1.1% (5,68,276), Arunachal Pradesh 1.1% (6,216).

Assam- 1.0% (1,47,057), Maharashtra- 0.9% (4,32,181), Himachal Pradesh- 0.9% (29,156) and Delhi- 0.5% (39,690), among other states.


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