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BSP to move court against 'EVM tampering' in 2-3 days, says Mayawati

India TV Politics Desk New Delhi 20 Mar 2017, 16:32:59 IST
India TV Politics Desk

BSP chief Mayawati today said that her party will soon move court against the alleged tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. 

She charged that "the BJP won elections by rigging electronic voting machines".

"We will approach court over the issue in the next two-three days," the Bahujan Samaj Party supremo told reporters in the Parliament premises.

Soon after the results of UP Assembly elections were declared, Mayawati had appeared before the media to allege 'EVM tampering,' a charge denied by the Election Commission.

In a strongly worded response to a letter by the BSP, the EC rejected Mayawati's claim that EVMs were rigged and said her demand for a repoll using ballot papers was legally untenable.

The BSP, which had 80 MLAs in the outgoing UP Assembly, managed to win just 19 seats in the 403-member House.

Driven by the Modi wave, the BJP, along with its ally, had stormed to power in UP after 14 years, securing 325 seats, while the SP had won 47 seats and its ally the Congress seven seats.


The Samajwadi Party and the Congress had also supported Mayawati's allegations.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal too had claimed that EVMs were tampered with in Punjab to keep the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) out of power