The Nota (none of the above) option made its presence felt quite significantly, exceeding the margin of victory or defeat in 29 constituencies, which is about one out of six. Probably the most high-profile seat in which Nota exceeded the victory margin was Porbandar, where Congress’s Arjunbhai Modhwadia lost by 1,855 votes to BJP’s Babubhai Bokhiriya, his longstanding rival. Nota picked up 3,433 votes in this seat. The importance of the NOTA button is for everyone to see. And so Faking News did a survey on who these people are and what is their mindset like.
Most of the people seem to be the ones who spend a lot of time thinking for no reason. Like going to a fast food store with limited options and still taking 5-10 minutes to think as to what to order. So basically the result is the same and they get the option they selected, but the time and effort spent is bit too much. I mean the whole purpose of a fast food joint is to make it easy for you to order which could have been done by sitting at home too, but these people take lot of time in thinking, then verifying. We even got a person, who after pressing the NOTA button confirmed twice with the EC official as to if his vote was delivered successfully. NOTA is a good initiative, but at the end of the day if the NOTA voters are not significant in numbers it cannot impact the result in a constituency.
People opting for NOTA should rather not go for voting as they eat up time during which a genuine voter could have exercised his voting rights. Though at a later stage even NOTA will play a substantial role in deciding the anger and anti establishment sentiments among the voters.