Berhampur, May 26 (Localwire): The number of NOTA votes in the reserved seat of Mohana was more than the winning margin of Congress candidate Dasarathi Gomango.
Gomango has won the reserved seat for scheduled tribe by 2,354 votes against BJD’s Purnabasi Nayak. However, the 2,898 NOTA votes have far exceed Gomango’s winning margin.
This was not the first time that the number of NOTA votes exceeded the winning margin in Mohana. In 2014 general elections, BJD’s Basanti Mallick (now in BJP) had won the seat by 131 votes but the number of NOTA votes was 3,604.
Mohana is one of the assembly segments in Berhampur parliamentary constituency. BJD’s Chandra Sekhar Sahu has won the Berhampur Lok Sabha seat.