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About 1.29 crore votes have been forged for NOTA possibility within the final 5 years in state and basic elections, ballot rights physique ADR mentioned on Thursday.

The Affiliation for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Nationwide Election Watch (NEW) have analysed the variety of votes secured by NOTA (Not one of the above) in varied elections throughout 2018 to 2022.

In keeping with the report, on a median NOTA has secured 64,53,652 votes (64.53 lakhs) within the state meeting elections.

The report mentioned total, NOTA secured 65,23,975 (1.06 per cent) votes.

Among the many NOTA votes in Lok Sabha elections, the best variety of votes i.e., 51,660 was in Gopalganj (SC) constituency in Bihar whereas the bottom variety of NOTA votes i.e., 100 was in Lakshadweep.

Amongst state meeting elections, NOTA has secured the best proportion of votes in 2020 at 1.46 per cent (7,49,360 votes) in two states meeting elections of Bihar (7,06,252 votes) and NCT Delhi (43,108 votes).

NOTA has secured lowest proportion of votes in 2022, i.e., 0.70 per cent (8, 15,430 votes) in 5 states meeting elections (mixed) of Goa (10,629 votes), Manipur (10,349 votes), Punjab (1,10,308 votes), Uttar Pradesh (6,37,304 votes) and Uttarakhand (46,840 votes), the report mentioned.

NOTA secured the best variety of votes in Maharashtra (7,42,134) in state Meeting Elections, 2019, and secured the bottom variety of NOTA votes (2,917) in Mizoram Meeting Elections, 2018.

NOTA secured the best proportion of vote share i.e., 1.98 per cent in Chhattisgarh state meeting, 2018, it mentioned.

NOTA secured the bottom proportion of vote share i.e., 0.46 per cent in each Delhi State Meeting Elections, 2020 and Mizoram State Meeting Elections, 2018.

Constituency smart, NOTA has secured as excessive as 27,500 votes in Latur Rural constituency of Maharashtra and as little as 9 votes in Tali constituency of Arunachal Pradesh.

In few constituencies of Arunachal Pradesh akin to Dirang, Alongside East, Yachuli and Nagaland’s one constituency Northern Angami the candidate didn’t have any rival candidates so NOTA has secured no votes.

Pink Alert Constituencies which have three or extra candidates with felony circumstances contesting elections, NOTA has secured 26,77,616 votes (26.77 lakhs) in state meeting elections since 2018, the ADR mentioned.

NOTA has secured the best proportion of votes, i.e., 1.63 per cent (6,11,122) in 217 purple alert constituencies of Bihar, it mentioned.

The ADR has really useful that if in any constituency, votes polled for NOTA are increased than all of the contesting candidates then no candidates must be declared as elected and recent election must be carried out, during which not one of the earlier candidates must be allowed to contest.

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