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Will move court against 'EVM tampering' in 2-3 days: Mayawati

EC had rejected Mayawati's claim and said her demand for using ballot papers was legally untenable

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 


The will move court against the alleged tampering of EVMs during the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in the next two-three days, its chief on Monday said.

She charged that "the BJP won elections by rigging electronic voting machines".

"We will approach court over the issue in the next two-three days," the supremo said in the Parliament premises.

Earlier, the (EC) had rejected Mayawati's claim that EVMs were rigged and said her demand for a repoll using ballot papers was legally untenable.

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

Driven by the Modi wave, the BJP, along with its ally, had stormed to power in UP after 14 years, securing 325 seats, while the Samajwadi Party had won 47 seats and its ally the Congress seven seats.

The SP and the Congress had also supported Mayawati's allegations.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal too had claimed that EVMs were tampered with in Punjab to keep the Aam Aadmi Party out of power.

First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 15:24 IST