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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.”

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    WOW! After Mahesh Babu, ‘Arjun Reddy’ star Vijay Devarakonda to play Chief Minister on the big screen?

    One of the popular young stars of Telugu film industry, Vijay Devarakonda has got a solid response for his role in the commercially successful film, Arjun Reddy. After Arjun Reddy, Vijay is currently busy with some of the interesting projects. Amid all, Vijay Devarakonda has apparently wrapped up the shooting of his upcoming political thriller NOTA in which he might be seen

  • Nota gets more votes than BJP in RK Nagar by-poll

    Chennai: There was much for the BJP to cheer: In UP, it has retained the Sikandra Assembly seat in a by-poll; and that too in Kanpur Dehat district, which gained notoriety after the 1981 Behmai massacre of 21 upper caste Rajputs allegedly by a gang led by bandit Phoolan Devi. In Arunachal Pradesh, where the BJP is in power, the party wrested the Pakke-Kessang and Likabali Assembly seats from the Congress.

  • 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.

  • Gujarat MLAs in K’taka will not be flown to Delhi

    New Delhi : The Gujarat Congress legislators, camping at a private resort near here, would be flown back to their home state directly and not to Delhi as has been reported in a section of the media, party sources said.

  • No bar on NOTA a setback for Congress

    The Supreme Court’s rejection of a plea by the Gujarat Congress to stay the Rajya Sabha election in the state, scheduled for August 8, making it clear that no stay could be granted in a matter like this, especially when the primary ground of challenge — use of NOTA (none of the above) option in ballot papers, had been declared by the Election Commission by its circulars way back in January 2014 makes eminent

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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.

  • After Cong, BJP too moves EC against NOTA in Guj RS polls

    BJP has urged the EC to withdraw its January 24, 2014 direction for ‘NOTA’ use in the Rajya Sabha elections since it has acted beyond the direction given by the apex court.

  • 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.

  • Congress moves Supreme Court against NOTA, hearing tomorrow

    Gujarat: Congress Party on Wednesday moved Supreme Court against ‘None of the Above’ (NOTA) option in Rajya Sabha elections. The court is likely to hear the matter on Thursday.

  • Congress petitions EC against NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday petitioned the Election Commission not to force ‘NOTA’ in the ballot papers in the ensuing Rajya Sabha (RS) elections in Gujarat on August 8. In an 8-page petition submitted in the evening, the party claimed the Supreme Court had ordered the ‘NOTA’ provision in its 2013 ruling only for direct elections and not for the indirect RS elections.

  • 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.

  • Bypoll Election Result: BJP wins Arunachal Pradesh by-poll

    Itanagar: North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) candidate Dasanglu Pul of BJP won the Hayuliang Assembly by-poll after defeating her lone rival Yompi Kri, an Independent candidate, by 942 votes.

  • NOTA symbol for first time

    NEW DELHI : For the first time, the Election Commission has introduced a new symbol for the NOTA (none of the above) in EVMs (electronic voting machines) in the upcoming five Assembly elections in April-May.

  • NOTA gets a symbol

    BHOPAL: Election Commission of India has decided the symbol for NOTA, which would be printed on the ballot paper. The symbol of NOTA would be in the form of a box with a sign of cross. This information was given at a meeting of political parties organized at the office of Chief Electoral Officer for by-polls on Ratlam Lok Sabha seat and Dewas Assembly seat. It was informed in the meeting that

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    53,613 voters press NOTA button in Haryana

    Chandigarh: More than 53,000 voters have opted for ‘None of the Above (NOTA)’ option in EVMs in the Haryana assembly polls, thus rejecting the candidates fielded by political parties in their respective constituencies.