6 millon votes for nobody
CLOSE TO 6 million voters pressed the none-of-the-above (NOTA) button in the recent general elections. This is the first general election where this option was available to the voters. The highest number of NOTA votes were cast in Uttar Pradesh (590,000), followed by Gujarat (430,000). According to a study done by The Hindu group of publications on NOTA, on an average about 10,000 NOTA votes were cast in each constituency.
The report also says twice as many NOTA votes were cast in Scheduled Tribe constituencies as in general constituencies.