NOTA impressive debut

SHILLONG, MAY 16: On its debut, the None of the above (NOTA) did quite well in Meghalaya on its introduction for the parliamentary election by the Election Commission of India (ECI) as it notched up 30, 236 votes in the state.

As many as 2.8 per cent of the 10,80,845 voters pressed the NOTA button in the two parliamentary seats – Tura and Shillong Lok Sabha seats-in Meghalaya.

For the Tura parliamentary seat as many as 19,276 persons pushed the NOTA button and 10,960 voters for Shillong seat preferred to choose this option rather than vote for any of the eight candidates.- By Our Reporter

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