Mayawati finds EVMs faulty; seeks re-polling through old method
Lucknow: Disappointed Bahujan Samaj Party Supremo Mayawati held the EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines) used in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand assembly polls responsible for the success of the Bhartiya Janta Party.
Addressing media persons, while counting was in progression, Mayawati said, "Either the EVMs did not accept votes other than BJP's, or the votes of other parties were transferred to BJP."
The BSP supremo said let Amit Shah and Narendra Modi ask the Election Commission to cancel these elections and order re-poll through ballot papers if they have any doubt over her observation.
She stated, "I did not pay attention to the claims of a reporter earlier, who had alleged that EVMs were not working properly and BJP was getting votes that were cast in favour of BSP, but after the results of the UP polls especially in Muslim dominated areas I firmly believe that voting machines were manipulated."
It may be recalled that BSP got 26 per cent vote in UP Polls in 2012 whereas it could not cross 20 per cent votes during Lok Sabha elections in 2014. Counting for 2017 UP assembly elections is still on and till now BSP has got 23 per cent votes.