Srinagar: While a large number of people boycotted the recently held elections in the Jammu and Kashmir thousands other expressed their resentment against the exercise by pressing None of the Above (NOTA) option in the electronic voting machines. (NOTA) was used by around 50 thousand voters in Jammu and Kashmir during the state elections of 2014.
Across the 87 assembly segments of Jammu and Kashmir, NOTA has been pressed by around 50 thousand registered voters of the state during the recent five phased polls for state
legislative assembly in JK.
Details informed that in Amira Kadal 208 have pressed NOTA, while as this option has been used by 308 voters in South Kashmir’s Anantnag. In Akhnoor, the option has been pressed
by 436 voters. In Bandipora, NOTA was pressed by 1641 voters. 302 have pressed this option in Bani while as in Banihal the option has been used by 2405 voters. In North Kashmir’s
Baramulla area, NOTA has been pressed by 758 voters.
In Bosoli, the number is 462 and in Srinagar’s Batamalo area, it was used by 86 voters this time.
In Beerwah, 710 voters have pressed this unique button while as in Bhaderwah, NOTA was used by 339 voters. In Bejbehara, this option wherein the people can reject all the
contesting candidates was used by 575 voters.
In Bilawar, it was used by 414 voters and in Bishna by 490.
In Central Kashmir’s Budgam area, the option was used by 360 people and in Chadoora by 339 voters. In Chenani, it was used by 1185 voters and in Chamb by 223.
In Chrar-e-Sharief it was used by 363 voters while as in Derhal, it was used by 475 voters. In Devsar, the option was used by 822 people while as in Doda, the NOTA was pressed
by 735 voters.
In Dooru, the option was used by 997 people and in Eidgah by 66. In Ganderbal, NOTA was found as an interesting option by 800 people while as in Gandhi Nagar, it was used by
523. In Gool Arnas, it was used by 627 and in Gol Gulab Garh, the option was used by 539 people. In Gulmarg, it was used by 917 people while as in Gurez by 66. In Srinagar 422,
Habba Kadal 118, Hira Nagar 434, HomeShalibugh, 233, Inderwal 345, Jammu East 129, Jammu West 597, Kalakut 766, Kangan 731, Kargil 356, Karnah 244, Kuthua 272, Khansahib
574, Khaniyar 102, Kuthua 594, Kokernag 956, Kulgam 674, Kupwara 664, Langate 532, Leh 662, Lolab 1222, Mendhar 351, Nagroota 594, Noor-Abad 750, Nowshera 423, Nobra
491, Pahalgham 1054, Pampore 625, Pattan 567, Poonch Haveli 661, Pulwama 289, Rafiaabad 556, Raipur 556, Rajoori 864, Rajpora 840, Ram Nagar 1048, RamBan 1047, RS Pora
336, Reiasi 597, Samba 524, Sangrama 456, Shangus 591, Shopian 819, Sonawar 305, Sonawari 1075, Sopore 333, Sucheet Garh 217, Saranhote 375, Tral 717, Udampur 653, Uri
729, Wachi 623, Zadibal 138 and Zananskar 157
Pertinently, during the five phased 2014 state elections on 87 assembly segments 47 lakh , 27 thousand and 245 people have voted for 821 candidates in Jammu and Kashmir.