This state loves NOTA like no other!
The share of NOTA voters from the state of Bihar stood at 2% of the total votes.
The General Elections 2019 concluded with the ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party reigning in for a second tenure with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the helm. However, elections also witnessed several voters opting the NOTA or None of The Above option. The option of NOTA was introduced in the year 2013 for citizens to express their dissent, and show that none of the candidates from the said constituency is a worthy candidate.
The 17th Lok Sabha polls witnessed the highest number of NOTA voters in Bihar. There were 8.17 lakh voters who opted for the option from the state. According to the Election Commission data, the share of NOTA voters from the state of Bihar stood at 2% of the total votes. The state of Bihar has 40 Lok Sabha states, with Gopalganj constituency having 51,660 NOTA voters (5.04%), the highest in the country.
Meanwhile, Daman and Diu had 1.7% NOTA voters followed by Andhra Pradesh with 1.49 per cent NOTA voters. Chhattisgarh had 1.44% voters pressing the NOTA this Lok Sabha election, while Champaran constituency had 4.51% voters opting for the NOTA. Adding to the list of constituencies that opted for the NOTA are Nawada and Jahanabad, with 3.73% and 3.37% NOTA voters respectively.
Among the key constituencies this Lok Sabha election, Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi had 4,037 or 0.38% NOTA voters. Rahul Gandhi's constituency Wayanad, Kerela had 2,155 or 0.2% voters opting for NOTA.