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Beyond the Ballot: Rethinking Voter Participation and Democracy's Essence

21 Apr 2024 11:49 PM

Over 7 lakh Bihar voters opted for NOTA: Election Commission

The ruling coalition won 125 seats in the 243-member state assembly against 110 clinched by the opposition Grand Alliance

11 Nov 2020 3:01 PM

Only fear factor for BJP and Congress in Gujarat: Nota

The highest number of Nota votes — 6,155 — was logged in Danta in north Gujarat.

23 Apr 2019 12:41 AM

ECI declares Nizamabad Lok Sabha seat polling to be held using EVMs

The decision was taken owing to the inability of present EVM models to be used for such a large number of candidates.

01 Apr 2019 12:08 PM

NOTA outperforms SP, AAP, NCP among others in recent assembly polls

According to Election Commission's website, NOTA votes ranged as high as 2.1 per cent in Chhattisgarh to 0.5 per cent in Mizoram.

11 Dec 2018 7:10 PM


NOTA voting option cannot be allowed in Rajya Sabha polls: SC

SC sets aside Election Commission's notification allowing NOTA option in the ballot papers for Rajya Sabha polls.

21 Aug 2018 12:23 PM

Nota in Rajya Sabha election: Supreme Court reserves verdict

KK Venugopal said, if a person is voting against the interest of the party, action could be taken against him.

31 Jul 2018 6:20 AM

NOTA becomes 3rd favourite option after BJP, Congress in Guj, Himachal elections

In case of Gujarat elections, the NOTA vote share was higher than that of any party other than the Congress and the BJP.

19 Dec 2017 4:31 PM

Nota: A bad idea for indirect elections

In any event, the use of Nota cannot be made applicable without the necessary amendments in the Act and Rules.

05 Aug 2017 12:19 AM

Nota: See the larger picture

The Nota option was on the ballot in many Rajya Sabha elections, but most parties, including the BJP, found no reason to object.

05 Aug 2017 12:06 AM


Blow to Congress as Supreme Court says Nota to stay in Rajya Sabha polls

In case of cross-voting, the anti-defection law disqualifies an MLA, but the use of Nota, however, does not invite automatic disqualification.

04 Aug 2017 1:18 AM

SC rejects Congress plea, refuses to stay NOTA in Rajya Sabha poll

The apex court however, agreed to examine constitutional validity of EC's notification to give an option of NOTA in elections.

03 Aug 2017 11:55 AM

BJP, Congress join hands to oppose Nota use in Rajya Sabha election

The BJP is of the view that since parties issue a whip for Rajya Sabha polls, Nota option goes 'against the nature of the whip.'

03 Aug 2017 12:59 AM

SC agrees to hear Congress plea against use of NOTA in RS poll

Four candidates are in the fray for three Rajya Sabha seats to which the election will take place on August 8.

02 Aug 2017 12:15 PM

Over 1.10 lakh first-time voters in MCD polls

Out of the total 1,32,10,206 eligible voters, 73,15,915 are men, 58,93,418 are women and 793 voters are in the other category.

17 Apr 2017 2:42 AM


Caste away?

Caste is a reality in our social life and politics is merely a reflection of our society.

08 Jan 2017 3:33 AM