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UP civic polls: Akhilesh blames EVM use for BJP's win

ANI  |  Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] 

Adding fresh fuel to the flames of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) tampering controversy, (SP) Chief and former chief minister has alleged that the percentage of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) win increases whenever polling is conducted via EVMs.

"The has said that out of 16 elections held in Uttar Pradesh, 14 have been won by them, two by (BSP) while and SP have disappeared. We say that BJP's winning percentage is 46 per cent when polls are conducted via EVMs and 15 per cent if they are conducted through ballot papers," Yadav told the media.

Earlier in the day, Chief had accused the of tampering with the EVMs in the civic polls just like they did in the Assembly elections of 2017 and 2014.

Interestingly, SP leader on Saturday refuted claims that the tampered with the EVMs in the civic polls, but alleged that the BJP and the had joined hands as the BJP won at places were EVMs were used and won where ballot papers were used.


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First Published: Sat, December 02 2017. 17:20 IST