The Bahujan Samaj Party will move court against the alleged tampering of Electronic Voting Machines during the recent Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in the next two to three days, said party Chief Mayawati on March 20.
Alleging that the Bharatiya Janata Party had won by rigging the EVMs, she told the media in Parliament premises that she will approach the court in the coming days.
It may be mentioned here that the Election Commission had dismissed outright the BSP chief’s claim that the EVMs were apparently tampered by the BJP and demanded a repoll through ballot papers.
What came as a surprise is that both the Samajwadi Party and the Congress lent support to Mayawati’s claims.
It may be noted the BSP candidates—the party had 80 MLAs in the last UP Assembly—now managed to scrape through in 19 seats in the 403-member House.
The BJP won a record 325 seats, while the SP had won 47 seats and the Congress seven seats in the recently held assembly polls.
Meanwhile, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal too claimed that the EVMs were tampered to keep AAP out of power in Punjab, where the Congress won.