Mayawati calls for fresh UP elections, alleges EVM tampering led to poor BSP showing

Mayawati accused the BJP – which appeared on course for a two-thirds majority in the 403-member assembly – of murdering democracy and said tampering of Electronic Voting Machines was responsible for her party’s poor showing

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati dismissed the Uttar Pradesh assembly election results on Saturday afternoon and called for fresh polls, hours after trends and results indicated a crushing victory for her outfit in India’s largest state.

Speaking to reporters, Mayawati accused the BJP – which appeared on course for a two-thirds majority in the 403-member assembly – of murdering democracy and said tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) was responsible for her party’s poor showing.

“Either the EVMs did not accept votes other than BJP, or the votes of other parties have gone to BJP in the EVMs,” news agency ANI quoted the Dalit leader as saying.

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Source By http://www.hindustantimes.com/

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