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UP election results: After massive drubbing in UP polls, BSP supremo Mayawati accuses BJP of tampering EVMs, asks EC to order fresh polls using ballot papers

India TV Politics Desk New Delhi 11 Mar 2017, 14:39:49
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Shocked over the massive defeat that her party is heading for in the UP Assembly elections, BSP supremo Mayawati today alleged that the BJP had tampered with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to win the elections.

Mayawati further said that she is receiving reports that the EVMs were tampered with in such a way that irrespective of voters pushing the symbol of any political party, the votes were only transferred to the BJP. 

“Either the EVMs did not accept votes other than the  BJP, or the votes of other parties have gone to BJP in the EVMs,” Mayawati said.

Expressing surprise over the BJP receiving large number of votes even from Muslim-dominated areas, Mayawati said that it proved manipulation of EVM machines.

“Most votes in Muslim majority constituencies have gone to BJP which makes it clear that voting machines were manipulated,” she added.

Mayawati further said that she has written to the Election Commission (EC) demanding immediate stoppage of counting and declaration of results in UP besides holding of fresh polls using paper ballots.

“I have written to Election Commission in this regard as people have no faith in EVM machines any longer,” she added.

Counting is underway for US Assembly Elections and the trends suggest that the BSP is heading towards a massive defeat in these elections.


According to the trends available, the  BJP is all set to win three-fourths of the seats in the UP Assembly.

In elections for 403-member house, the BJP and its allies  are leading in around 315 seats, SP-Congress alliance is ahead in 67 seats while the BSP is at the distant third position with party candidates leading in only 17 seats.


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