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No Modi, Yogi wave, BJP win in UP civic polls due to EVM tampering: AAP

AAP also said that democracy was in danger due to this "game of EVM tampering"

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Yogi Adityanath, UP, UP civic polls
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Blaming EVM "tampering" for BJP's victory in civic polls, the on Saturday said there was no wave of Prime Minister or the state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath that resulted in the party's big win.

The party also said that democracy was in danger due to this "game of EVM tampering".

The ruling in bagged 14 of the 16 mayoral seats, and also a sizeable chunk of the Nagar Palika and Panchayat posts.

"There has been huge noise around the wave of Modi and Yogi, having resulted in the BJP's victory in civic polls. Fact is that wherever voting was done through EVMs, has won and wherever ballot papers were used, the party has lost," leader Sanjay Singh told media here.

He stressed that the media, the Election Commission, other political parties should pay attention to this. "Our democracy is at stake."

"Public is being fooled through media that UP civic poll's result is a huge victory of the initiatives taken by the central government and Yogi government in the state. It is rather a victory of EVMs," he said.

He also alleged that counting of votes of was purposely kept earlier to show a wave and portray a wrong image of BJP's victory before the upcoming Gujarat elections.

"If game of tampered EVMs will continue, then people's democracy will be over in India. It's highly important to stop this," he said.

He also said that MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj "had given a live demo in Delhi Assembly, how EVMs can be tampered".

"has been pursuing EVMs matter with on a regular basis.

"They (the BJP) mock our party, saying that we keep raising baseless issues. In reality, it is our country's democracy which is being mocked," he added.

Earlier in the day, chief Akhilesh Yadav put the blame on the EVMs for his party's rout in the UP civic polls, and accused the BJP of using all means including state resources to win the elections.

First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 12:59 IST