NOTA Gets More Votes Than Congress & BJP In AP

In an interesting voting trend witnessed in Andhra Pradesh following the thumping win of YSRCP and drubbing of the Telugu Desam Party, the NOTA (None Of The Above’ (NOTA) option was the most preferred in the state and got more votes than Congress and BJP combined in the state.

According to the election Commission, NOTA got a vote share of 1.2%, that is, 3.98 lakh votes in the State Assembly elections. In the parliamentary constituencies, the vote share of NOTA was 1.5%, that is, 4.65 lakh votes.

Meanwhile, the BJP in Andhra Pradesh got 0.96% vote share while the Congress got 1.2%. Also, it was expected that neither the BJP nor the Congress would fare any better in Andhra Pradesh, following bifurcation and the recent negative propaganda against both the national parties in the state.

The highest number of NOTA votes polled in the state were from Araku constituency where 8,000 votes were polled for the Assembly segment (where former minister Kidari Sravan Kumar was TDP’s MLA candidate) while 47,000 NOTA votes were polls for Araku Parliamentary constituency.

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