Coimbatore: More than 1% of the voters have availed the none of the above (NOTA) choice in two of 10 constituencies in the district in the state meeting election whose outcomes have been introduced on Sunday.
In Coimbatore, as many as 0.9% ie., 19,559 voters solid their votes to NOTA.
While two segments – Sulur and Mettupalayam – had recorded greater than 1% NOTA vote share which is highest in the district and Coimbatore South has recorded solely 0.5% which is the bottom in the district, different segments’ NOTA vote share is between 0.7 and 0.9%. The quantity of voters who opted for NOTA is significantly larger than the votes scored by many impartial candidates.
A primary-time voter S Vishnuprasad stated, “I voted for NOTA to register my displeasure. I did not want to cast my vote for the candidates of major political parties. But at the same time, I did not want to waste my vote by casting it for independent candidates who will not win the seat due to obvious reasons. So, I preferred NOTA to candidates.”TNN