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Bihar assembly election 2020: Over 7 lakh Bihar voters opted for NOTA option

The ruling coalition won 125 seats in the 243-member state assembly against 110 clinched by the opposition Grand Alliance to pave the way for a fourth successive term for Kumar in office.
Over 4 crore votes were polled in the three-phase elections. Out of nearly 7.3 crore voters, 57.09 per cent had cast votes in the polls.(PTI)
Over 4 crore votes were polled in the three-phase elections. Out of nearly 7.3 crore voters, 57.09 per cent had cast votes in the polls.(PTI)
Published on Nov 11, 2020 02:56 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Bihar Assembly Elections 2020: All you need to know about Gurua constituency

The assembly constituency falls under the Gaya district and the Aurangabad Lok Sabha seat. In the 2019 general elections, BJP candidate Sushil Kumar Singh won from Aurangabad Lok Sabha constituency.
Security personnel carrying Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) arrive on the eve of first phase of Bihar Assembly Elections.(PTI)
Security personnel carrying Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) arrive on the eve of first phase of Bihar Assembly Elections.(PTI)
Published on Oct 27, 2020 01:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

Dakha bypoll: Seven candidates poll fewer votes than NOTA

As many as 642 voters opted for NOTA in the constituency
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Published on Oct 24, 2019 11:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Tarsem Singh Deogan, Ludhiana

The Congress must revive itself in Telangana and AP

For a comeback, it must focus on areas where it still has a substantial vote share.
he decision of 12 of the 19 Congress MLAs in Telangana to merge with the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is the latest crisis facing India’s Grand Old Party in the Telugu-speaking states.(PTI File Photo)
he decision of 12 of the 19 Congress MLAs in Telangana to merge with the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is the latest crisis facing India’s Grand Old Party in the Telugu-speaking states.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Jun 10, 2019 08:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Even NOTA pipped these Lok Sabha candidates

The recently-concluded elections proved to be a bitter experience for some apolitical candidates who could not even surpass the number of votes polled under NOTA (none of the above).
Some of these apolitical candidates succeeded to get a ticket from established political parties, but barring one or two, the remaining competed with NOTA in terms of vote share.(Representative image)
Some of these apolitical candidates succeeded to get a ticket from established political parties, but barring one or two, the remaining competed with NOTA in terms of vote share.(Representative image)
Published on May 31, 2019 01:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Saurabh Chauhan, Lucknow

NOTA votes double in Gurugram constituency

Out of the 5,389 NOTA votes recorded this time, 39 votes were received through postal ballot papers.
The total number of people who voted for “None of The Above (NOTA)” option in the Gurgaon Lok Sabha constituency in the recently held general elections more than doubled this time, in comparison to 2014.(Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The total number of people who voted for “None of The Above (NOTA)” option in the Gurgaon Lok Sabha constituency in the recently held general elections more than doubled this time, in comparison to 2014.(Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 27, 2019 09:14 AM IST
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Gurugram | By HT Correspondence

NOTA performs better than 159 candidates in Jharkhand LS polls

The votes exercised in favour of NOTA was even more than the victory margin in two tribal dominated parliamentary constituencies of Khunti and Lohardaga
As many as 11 candidates contested the polls from Khunti but nine candidates lost to NOTA(HTPhotos)
As many as 11 candidates contested the polls from Khunti but nine candidates lost to NOTA(HTPhotos)
Updated on May 25, 2019 10:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey

Amid huge NDA win, NOTA makes its presence felt

NOTA was placed third in 13 constituencies, leaving many candidates high and dry.
On many seats, votes polled in NOTA were quite high, but so was the difference between the top two, with NDA candidates romping home with consummate ease at most places(HTPhoto)
On many seats, votes polled in NOTA were quite high, but so was the difference between the top two, with NDA candidates romping home with consummate ease at most places(HTPhoto)
Published on May 25, 2019 10:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar

Amid huge NDA win, NOTA makes its presence felt in Bihar

But very few of them could make an impact, as NOTA was placed third in 13 constituencies, leaving many candidates high and dry.
Bihar mostly witnessed direct contests between the NDA and the Grand Alliance (GA) in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Bihar, but there were 626 candidates in fray for the 40 Lok Sabha seats, mostly as Independents or from regional parties and over 120 unrecognised parties registered in Bihar.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Bihar mostly witnessed direct contests between the NDA and the Grand Alliance (GA) in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Bihar, but there were 626 candidates in fray for the 40 Lok Sabha seats, mostly as Independents or from regional parties and over 120 unrecognised parties registered in Bihar.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2019 09:17 AM IST
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Patna | By Arun Kumar

Highest NOTA votes in Maharashtra registered in Palghar

Out of the total 12,01,941 votes, the 29,479 under NOTA accounted for 2.45% of the total votes. The NOTA option is exercised by voters if they don’t want to vote for any of the candidates contesting from the particular constituency.
The Palghar constituency registered what is being touted as the highest number of None Of The Above (NOTA) votes in the state, with 29,479 voters choosing the option.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
The Palghar constituency registered what is being touted as the highest number of None Of The Above (NOTA) votes in the state, with 29,479 voters choosing the option.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 24, 2019 08:32 AM IST
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Palghar | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Giriraj Singh trounces Kanhaiya Kumar by 4 lakh votes in Begusarai

Singh, who had moved to Begusarai from Nawada, after initial reluctance over having to give up his sitting seat, got 6.88 lakh votes out of a total of 12.17 lakhs polled on April 29.
RJDs Tanveer Hassan, who was the runner-up in 2014, stood third with just 1.97 lakh votes.(HT Photo)
RJDs Tanveer Hassan, who was the runner-up in 2014, stood third with just 1.97 lakh votes.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2019 07:17 PM IST
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Begusarai (Bihar) | By Press Trust of India

Not to vote also a fundamental right, says former CEC

India’s former chief election commissioner SY Quraishi on Friday said the citizens’ right not to vote (NOTA) is also a fundamental right
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Updated on May 12, 2019 07:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: After 2014 scare, all eyes on NOTA in Samastipur seat

With elections approaching, the voter indifference could be a cause of major concern in Samastipur Lok Sabha seat which recorded a significant number of ‘NOTA” in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections
Some residents in Samastipur, Bihar. The striking in 2014 parliamentary polls was that ‘NOTA’ polled 29,211 votes in Samastipur Lok Sabha constituency.(HT Photo)
Some residents in Samastipur, Bihar. The striking in 2014 parliamentary polls was that ‘NOTA’ polled 29,211 votes in Samastipur Lok Sabha constituency.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2019 03:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Samastipur | By Arun Kumar

Lok Sabha elections 2019: West Bengal sex workers may press NOTA button

The sex workers complain about lack of recognition of their profession under the labour laws, “rampant misuse” of the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act and meagre rehabilitation programmes offered by the government.
In the state with 42 Lok Sabha seats, polling has already been held at two constituencies in the first phase on April 11 and three more will go to polls on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
In the state with 42 Lok Sabha seats, polling has already been held at two constituencies in the first phase on April 11 and three more will go to polls on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 18, 2019 02:37 AM IST
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Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service

Opinion | Political opportunism rules the day

People are disillusioned by declining political standards, hence the rise in NOTA votes
No one is a permanent enemy or friend in the age of coalition politics(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
No one is a permanent enemy or friend in the age of coalition politics(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 15, 2019 08:56 AM IST
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By Shashi Shekhar

Lok Sabha election 2019: ‘Voting is our duty, everyone should vote’: Mohan Bhagwat opposes NOTA

Mohan Bhagwat was talking to reporters after casting his vote in Maharashtra’s Nagpur constituency, where Union minister Nitin Gadkari is the BJP’s candidate.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat Thursday said voters should exercise their franchise for any candidate, instead of opting for the None of the Above (NOTA) option
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat Thursday said voters should exercise their franchise for any candidate, instead of opting for the None of the Above (NOTA) option
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 10:59 AM IST
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Nagpur | By Press Trust of India

Lok Sabha election 2019: Poll manifestos miss on environmental issues in Punjab, green warriors to opt for NOTA

All major parties contesting the Lok Sabha election 2019, including Congress and the Shiromani Akal Dal and Bharatiya Janata Party alliance, have released their manifestos but have been silent on the issue of the environment.
Environmentalists claim that the previous SAD-BJP government had cut around 10 lakh trees in Punjab in the name of ‘development projected’.(Representative Image)
Environmentalists claim that the previous SAD-BJP government had cut around 10 lakh trees in Punjab in the name of ‘development projected’.(Representative Image)
Updated on Apr 09, 2019 10:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | By Avtar Singh

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Predict results and win Rs 21 lakh, rationalists challenge astrologers

According to Avinash Patil, executive president, MANS, this has been done to expose astrologers who are misleading people.
Rationalists in the city have challenged astrologers to predict the results of elections for a cash prize of Rs 21 lakh .(HT File Photo)
Rationalists in the city have challenged astrologers to predict the results of elections for a cash prize of Rs 21 lakh .(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2019 07:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Gopalganj constituency in Bihar

In 2014, Janak Ram of the BJP defeated Dr Jyoti Bharti of the Congress by 2.86 lakh votes. More than 17,000 votes were cast in favour of Nota.
Updated on May 07, 2019 12:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HTC

Residents of a posh Ranchi colony vow to vote for NOTA, ask parties not to seek votes

Residents of Peppe Compound, having about 500 families, put up banner vowing to vote for NOTA in a bid to register their protest against poor civic facilities in their colonies
Ranchi parliamentary constituency will go to vote on May 6. The nomination process for the constituency will begin from April 10. Thereafter, election campaign of different political parties would take off.(HT)
Ranchi parliamentary constituency will go to vote on May 6. The nomination process for the constituency will begin from April 10. Thereafter, election campaign of different political parties would take off.(HT)
Updated on Apr 05, 2019 10:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Make space or we press NOTA, say Mumbaiites

Both the areas, Chembur and Parel, had access to open spaces in their vicinity that were closed down by the authorities. The residents of these areas have put up banners of voting for NOTA owing to lack of open spaces.
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Make space or we press NOTA, say Mumbaiites(HT File)
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Make space or we press NOTA, say Mumbaiites(HT File)
Updated on Apr 01, 2019 08:18 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Sagar Pillai

Lok Sabha elections 2019| To save stadium in Dadar, press NOTA: Residents

The residents’ group on Friday issued pamphlets, targeting those living in Parel, Naigaon, Dadar, Bhoiwada and Sewri. Members of the group have organised a meet on Saturday to discuss the future course of action.
Lok Sabha elections 2019| To save stadium in Dadar, press NOTA: Residents(HT File Photo)
Lok Sabha elections 2019| To save stadium in Dadar, press NOTA: Residents(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2019 07:48 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya MS

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Samastipur constituency in Bihar

The voting for Bihar’s 40 Parliamentary seats will take place in seven phases beginning April 11. The last phase will be held on May 19.
Election Commission officials give a demonstration of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines that will be used in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, at Daryaganj, in Delhi, India, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Election Commission officials give a demonstration of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines that will be used in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, at Daryaganj, in Delhi, India, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 23, 2019 03:08 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 | OROP, pay commission core issues in polls, say ex-servicemen

Uttarakhand which has been contributing significantly to the armed forces of the country, has a 1.26 lakh strong ex-servicemen community. Among them, 70,318 are in Garhwal division while 56,222 are in Kumaon region.
Uttarakhand has a 1.26 lakh strong ex-servicemen community.(HT File / Used for representational purpose)
Uttarakhand has a 1.26 lakh strong ex-servicemen community.(HT File / Used for representational purpose)
Updated on Mar 27, 2019 05:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das

Lok Sabha election 2019: Kolhapur constituency in Maharashtra saw a NCP-Sena contest last time

Maharashtra’s 48 constituencies will vote to elect members to the Lok Sabha in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.
A view of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT), at DM office, in Ghaziabad, India, on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The members of the federation of association of apartment owners will request contesting candidates to give affidavits which will include time line of the works which the candidate promises in their area.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
A view of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT), at DM office, in Ghaziabad, India, on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The members of the federation of association of apartment owners will request contesting candidates to give affidavits which will include time line of the works which the candidate promises in their area.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 19, 2019 03:15 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Latur constituency in Maharashtra

Maharashtra’s 48 constituencies will vote to elect members to the Lok Sabha in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.
Nearly 14,000 voters chose NOTA in 2014 Lok Sabha elections.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
Nearly 14,000 voters chose NOTA in 2014 Lok Sabha elections.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 12, 2019 02:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Raigad in Maharashtra has stuck to Shiv Sena

Maharashtra’s 48 constituencies will vote to elect members to the Lok Sabha in four phases on April 11,18, 23 and 29.
Mumbai, India - February 21, 2017: People cast their vote during the BMC elections at Ghodapdeo in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Mumbai, India - February 21, 2017: People cast their vote during the BMC elections at Ghodapdeo in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 20, 2019 06:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Will Shiv Sena maintain hold over Mumbai North West in Maharashtra?

Maharashtra’s 48 constituencies will vote to elect members to the Lok Sabha in four phases on April 11,18, 23 and 29.
Dumka , Jharkhand, INDIA – December 20: Voters queue waiting to cast their votes on 5th phase election of Jharkhand assembly poll for Santhal Praganna at a polling booth in Dumka on Saturday December 20, 2014.(Hindustan Times)
Dumka , Jharkhand, INDIA – December 20: Voters queue waiting to cast their votes on 5th phase election of Jharkhand assembly poll for Santhal Praganna at a polling booth in Dumka on Saturday December 20, 2014.(Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 19, 2019 05:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

The electoral bonds scheme is a threat to democracy

From a constitutional point of view, the scheme fails the tests of rationality and non-arbitrariness
The stated justification of the electoral bond scheme is the removal of black money from elections, especially in the form of under-the-table cash payments(REUTERS)
The stated justification of the electoral bond scheme is the removal of black money from elections, especially in the form of under-the-table cash payments(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 18, 2019 11:55 PM IST
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By Gautam Bhatia

Want votes? Meet demands: Borivli locals to candidates

Lack of speed breakers, illegal hawkers, mobile towers in public spots are some of the “burning issues” politicians and authorities must address ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, according to a hoarding recently put up outside a Borivli park by the Chikoowadi Residents’ Welfare Association.
More than 5,000 residents of Chikoowadi — one of the biggest housing colonies in Borivli (West) — have come up with this charter of demands after years of seeing their issues remain unsolved by political representatives who come and go.(Picture for representation)
More than 5,000 residents of Chikoowadi — one of the biggest housing colonies in Borivli (West) — have come up with this charter of demands after years of seeing their issues remain unsolved by political representatives who come and go.(Picture for representation)
Published on Mar 15, 2019 06:12 AM IST
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