Free Press Journal

Will move court against ‘EVM tampering’ in 2-3 days: Mayawati


New Delhi : Bahujan Samaj Party will move court against the alleged tampering of EVMs during the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in the next two-three days, party chief Mayawati said on Monday.

She said “the BJP won elections by rigging electronic voting machines”. “We will approach court over the issue in the next two-three days,” the BSP chief told reporters in Parliament premises.

Earlier, the Election Commission (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, stormed to power in Uttar Pradesh after 14 years, securing 325 seats, while the SP won 47 seats and ally Congress seven seats.

Samajwadi Party and Congress also supported Mayawati’s allegations. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, too, claimed EVMs were tampered within Punjab. –PTI