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There are defects in you, not in EVMs: BJP to Mayawati

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today ridiculed supremo Mayawati's allegations of EVM tampering and asked her to "gracefully accept the people's mandate".

"When you win, EVMs are right. When you lose, EVMs are wrong. This shows that there are some defects in you (Mayawati)," Union Minister M Venkaiah told reporters outside Parliament.

He said Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are under the control of the Commission (EC) which has dubbed the the allegations as "wrong".

"You should gracefully accept the people's mandate. People's have rejected you (BSP)," Naidu said.

Party's UP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya said, "When and SP leader had won the elections, the EVMs were okay but when won, EVMs are not okay. should get herself treated by some good doctor."

He claimed that had supported the wealthy and not the which led to her poll debacle.

The supremo had alleged that the won with a thumping majority as the EVMs had been rigged and had sought a re-

She demanded that re-polling be held through ballot papers.

However, the EC had said that there was "no merit" in her allegations of EVM tampering.

After supremo Mayawati, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today claimed that EVMs may have been tampered with in Punjab to keep AAP out of power. He yesterday sought use of ballot papers in next month's municipal polls in the national capital.

Driven by the Modi wave, the BJP, along with its ally, had stormed to power in Uttar Pradesh after 14 years, securing 325 of the 403 assembly seats.

On the other hand, the SP won 47 seats while its ally the Congress got seven seats. The BSP won 19 seats.


Hitting out at Mayawati, Union Minister Kalraj Mishra attributed her "outburst" over EVMs to "frustration" stemming from BSP's defeat in the assembly polls.

"There was nothing wrong with the voting machines. If they (BSP) think there is something fishy, they should approach the court," he said.

First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 16:57 IST