Mayawati to move court against EVM 'tampering'

Says got unsatisfactory reply from EC on plaint

Mayawati to move court against EVM 'tampering'

Reiterating her allegations that the electronic voting machines were tampered with in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday decided to approach the court on the matter.

She said the party got an unsatisfactory reply from the Election Commission with regard to its complaint on the issue. Speaking to reporters here, Mayawati said her party would observe a black day on the 11th of every month across the state to register its protest against the tampering.

“The BJP resorted to tampering to prevent the Dalits and backward classes from coming to power. The BJP’s victory has been attained through fraud and we are determined to expose it,” she said.

 She said the BJP chose UP for vote-tampering as it would have been “caught” if it had done the same in Punjab, Manipur and Goa.

Mayawati said the media, if it was honest, would also not believe that the saffron party could win so many seats in the state. She again demanded fresh polls in the state using ballot paper. “If the BJP thinks its victory is genuine, it should have no hesitation in agreeing to fresh polls through ballot paper,” she said.

The BSP supremo, whose party won only 19 seats, had earlier said that the election results were “shocking” and “unbelievable”. She said democracy was in “danger” under the NDA rule and appealed to the Opposition parties to take up the issue raised by her.

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