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BJP victory 'fraud', 'dishonest': Mayawati to move court against EVM 'tampering'

PTI
Published : Mar 15, 2017, 2:22 pm IST
Updated : Mar 15, 2017, 2:22 pm IST

BSP, which had 80 MLAs in the outgoing Assembly, managed to win just 19 seats in the 403-member House.

Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati. (Photo: PTI)
 Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati. (Photo: PTI)

Lucknow: Smarting from the drubbing at the hustings, BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday decided to move court against the alleged tampering of EVMs and observe a 'black day' every month against the "murder of democracy" by the BJP.

Mayawati charged that the BJP victory in UP polls smacks of "dishonesty" and "fraud" and

 

"After we did not get a proper reply from the Election Commission on our complaint lodged with them soon after the results were announced on March 11, the party has decided to go to court in this matter so as to save (the country) from such a fraud in the future and save democracy," she said.

The BSP leader was speaking to mediapersons ahead of addressing partymen at a review meeting on debacle in the recent polls.

BSP, which had 80 MLAs in the outgoing Assembly, managed to win just 19 seats in the 403-member House.

"Our party has also decided to launch an agitation in Uttar Pradesh and other states to expose this fraud...the party will observe 'black day' at all the district headquarters in UP and state headquarters in other states on the 11th of every month, the date on which they murdered democracy, and the first demonstration will be on April 11," she said.

 

The BSP leader, who had alleged largescale tampering in the EVMs soon after results were announced on March 11, said that in order to hide its "dishonest victory", BJP has now taken refuge in saying had that been the case they would have done the same in Punjab, Goa and Manipur.

"But they need not take the people as innocent...had they done the same in other states they would not have been able to give a proper reply to questions raised by people and would have been caught easily," Mayawati said, adding they did not indulge in tampering in smaller states as they had to keep something for their defence.

"Besides they did so in UP as they used to say that for reaching the Centre they have to go through UP and so concentrated on it," she said.

 

"They have got this victory through tampering in the EVMs and this win smacks of dishonesty, fraud and murder of democracy...if the media is honest it will also not be able to digest it," she alleged.

The BSP chief charged that if the BJP comes to power again in 2019, it will either make the reservation policy ineffective or end it completely as per the RSS agenda.

"This is well depicted in the 'chaal, charitra, niti and neeyat' of these people," Mayawati said adding that through BJP's win in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, its leaders and especially Prime Minister Narendra Modi are dreaming of coming back to power at the Centre again.

 

Paying homage to party founder Kanshi Ram on his 83 birth anniversary, Mayawati recalled that he (Kanshi Ram) had warned against efforts by some sections to keep SC/ST and OBC and converted people belonging to Muslims and Christian communities out of power.

He had stressed on measures to overcome these challenges through struggle.

"We have been seeing such a trend since the past few elections to stop these sections from standing on their feet,"

Mayawati said indicating at the poor show in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections when the party failed to win even a single seat.

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