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Shiv Sena continues tirade against BJP, hints at EVM tampering in Gujarat

Shiv Sena said the Gujarat elections showed that the ruling party "can stoop to any level" to win the elections

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

hiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray with party members at an election rally in Thane on Friday night.

The on Wednesday continued its tirade against the over the election results and hinted at the tampering of electronic voting machines in the polls. The retained power in with a reduced tally of 99 seats against 115 last time.

The Congress increased its tally from 61 seats in 2012 to 77 this time. "If what (Patidar leader) Hardik Patel says is true, then the will have to garland EVMs also, besides Modi, for the victory," the Sena said. "When some in Mumbai are celebrating the win, despite the failing to cross even the 100-seat mark in Gujarat, we can say that they have not understood the true meaning of this win," the Sena said, referring to the Mumbai workers bursting fire crackers after the results were out on Monday. It said the elections showed that the ruling party "can stoop to any level" to win the elections. "Modi had said will win 151 seats, while chief Amit Shah said getting over 150 seats would be their real victory. However, the people of did not even give them 100 seats," it claimed. The party claimed the urban class had tilted towards the BJP, but the "real Hindustan" was in villages where the problems of farmers and labourers remained unresolved. The bickering ally had yesterday also attacked the claiming "the much-touted model had shaken" and the poll outcome in the state was a "warning bell" to those who believe in an autocratic rule.

First Published: Wed, December 20 2017. 15:37 IST
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