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Over 5.88 lakh voters in Rajasthan pressed NOTA button

by RajasthanDirect
Dec 09, 2013

Among more than a three crores votes polled in Rajasthan, over 5.88 lakh voters found None Of The Above (NOTA) candidate suitable for their vote in 199 constituencies of the state.

For the first time, NOTA was included in the EVMs. Out of the total 3.07 crore votes polled, 5.88 electors pressed NOTA button on the EVM, which was 1.92% of the total votes polled.

The Pindwara-Abu seat of Sirohi district got 7,244 NOTA votes which account for 5.79% of the total votes polled – highest NOTA percentage in the entire state. While in Kaman constituency barely 0.22% of total voters pressed NOTA button. Out of the total 1.58 lakh votes polled, only 352 persons opted for NOTA in Kaman constituency, which witnessed tough contest between BJP’s Jagat Singh and Congress candidate Zahida. Where over 1.21 lakh tribal voters exercised their right to reject in South Rajasthan, constituencies in Eastern Rajasthan (Alwar and Bharatpur districts) including Kaman, Kathumar, Nagar, Rajgarh-Laxmangarh, Behror, Mundawar and Tijara witnessed low NOTA percentage, i.e., between 0.60% and 0.22% of the total votes.

Nearly 1.21 lakh voters in the tribal seats in South Rajasthan including Dungarpur, Udaipur, Banswara, Sirohi, and Pratapgarh districts exercised their ‘right to reject’ which sums up to 3.49% of the total 34,62,268 votes polled here.

In Sirohi district overall 16,710 voters used the right to reject option which was 3.86% of the total votes. In Dungarpur, the highest 25,853 voters went with the NOTA option accounting to 4.50% of the total votes polled here. Banswara’s Bagidaura constituency got 7259 NOTA votes, which is the highest in any of the 199 seats in the state.

Garhi and Ghatol two others seats in this district had more than 12,000 voters using their right to reject. Here 3.42% of the total votes polled were for NOTA. In Udaipur district too as high as 39,603 votes, i.e., 3.12% went to NOTA. Jhadol, the tribal constituency in Udaipur saw the maximum number of voters exercising their right to reject since 6,832 votes were cast in NOTA category while the city voters polled 2,860 NOTA votes.

src: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/27102865.cms

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Vijay Sharma Says

Nice Thanks!!