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  • Election Commission removes NOTA option from Rajya Sabha, Legislative Council polls

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday withdrew the ‘none of the above’ (NOTA) option from ballot papers of the Rajya Sabha and the Legislative Council polls following a Supreme Court directive. On August 21, the apex court had said that NOTA will not be applicable as a ballot option in the Rajya Sabha polls.

  • Nota in RS poll struck down as ‘satan of defection and corruption’

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down introduction of “NOTA” (None of the above) in the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat in August last year, holding that “it would not only undermine the purity of democracy but also serve the Satan of defection and corruption.”

  • Tale of two states: Gujarat trumps over Himachal Pradesh on NOTA votes

    New Delhi: Gujarat voters have emerged to be twice as likely to reject all candidates in the fray, compared to their counterparts in Himachal Pradesh, with over 5.5 lakh in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state opting for the NOTA (None of the above) button.

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    Supreme Court refuses to stay NOTA in Gujarat Rajya Sabha election

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to stay the poll panel’s notification allowing None of the Above (NOTA) provision in the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat. A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra, Amitava Roy and A M Khanwilkar, however, agreed to examine the constitutional validity of the August 1 notification of the Election Commission allowing the NOTA option.

  • BJP meets Election Commission to discuss removal of NOTA

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that a board of members has met the Election Commission over the removal of NOTA or ‘None of the Above’ options for voters, on Wednesday.

  • Citizens prefer NOTA over political parties

    Mumbai: The ground reality of citizens constantly complaining about the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and its administration is reflected through the number of voters who opted for NOTA (None Of The Above) in the civic polls. Around 87,719 citizens opted for NOTA out of the total 50.97 lakh voter turnout in Mumbai.