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Dushyant Singh Pundir

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, December 27

Unable to discover a appropriate candidate who deserved their vote within the Municipal Company (MC) elections, as many as 5,165 voters (1.34 per cent of the entire votes polled) pressed the NOTA (not one of the above) button.

The utmost 441 voters most popular to not vote for any candidate in Ward No. 28, whereas 325 voters pressed the NOTA button in Ward No. 7, 233 in Ward No. 29 and 70 in Ward No. 8.

In Ward No. 3, 147 voters went for NOTA choice, increased than the votes secured by the Bahujan Samaj Celebration and Unbiased candidates. In 23 wards, the variety of votes secured by 36 Unbiased and regional get together candidates was even lower than the variety of voters who exercised the NOTA choice.

Within the final MC election in 2016, the very best NOTA choice was most popular in Ward No. 5 the place 708 voters didn’t forged their votes ?

for any candidate. In Ward No. 19, solely 88 voters pressed the NOTA button. A complete of two,780 voters had chosen to not vote for any candidate and most popular the NOTA choice.

Compared to the NOTA choice availed of by the voters within the 2016 MC elections, lesser variety of individuals went for it this yr. Whereas it was 1.58 per cent of the entire votes polled within the final election, it was just one.34 per cent this time.

Eight AAP candidates lose safety deposit

Even after rising as the one largest get together, eight AAP candidates misplaced their safety deposit. As per the norms of the Election Fee of India, if a contestant polled one-sixth or much less of the entire votes polled, the safety deposit is forfeited. Of the 203 candidates, the State Election Fee has forfeited the safety deposit of 103 contestants, together with 16 of the BSP, one of many CPM, two of the Congress, 12 of the Samajwadi Celebration, 15 of the SAD and 49 Unbiased candidates.

  • No. of victorious ladies candidates 12
  • SC (ladies) 3
  • SC (Male) 4
  • Male votes polled 61.37 %
  • Feminine votes polled 60.37 %

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