65,14,558 voters opted for NOTA in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections !
A total of 65,14,558 voters opted for NOTA, none-of-the-above option, in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In 2014, as many as 60,02,942 voters had opted for NOTA. The highest percentage of NOTA was recorded in the state of Bihar with 2% voters (8,17,139) opting for it. In Uttar Pradesh, which has 80 Lok Sabha seats, 7,25,079 voters opted for NOTA.
In the 17th Lok Sabha elections, Bihar witnessed about 8.17 lakh voters opting for None of The Above (NOTA) option, the highest in the country. Bihar's Gopalganj constituency topped the tally where 51,660 voters opted for NOTA. In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, when NOTA was first introduced in any parliamentary election, over 60 lakh voters in India opted for it.
Daman and Diu (1.7 per cent), Andhra Pradesh (1.49 per cent) and Chhattisgarh (1.44 per cent) followed in the list with 1.7 per cent, 1.49 per cent and 1.44 per cent votes, respectively, under NOTA. NOTA, which was introduced in India following a 2013 Supreme Court directive, allows voters to express their dissent by pressing a button saying none of the contestants is worthy of their vote.