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UP civic polls: SP corners BJP over alleged EVM tampering

ANI  |  Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] 

leader on Saturday cornered the (BJP), alleging the latter used unfair means to win the civic polls.

In response to (BSP) chief Mayawati's allegations about tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) by the in the polls, Khan told reporters, "There was no tampering but setting. The won wherever EVMs were used and SP won wherever ballot papers were used."

Khan also quipped that the was "completely wiped out" while SP "won the whole zilla" wherever EVMs weren't used.

Earlier in the day, accused the BJP of tampering with the EVMs in the civic body polls, "as they did back in 2014."

"Even in these civic body elections, they tampered the electoral process; otherwise our mayors would have won. Overall they were unable to make us lose, as the came second in position," she added.

Meanwhile, BJP's senior leader and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley brushed off the allegations, saying the Opposition leaders were "making excuses for their defeat."

"The results haven't been out yet and they have already started making excuses for their defeat," Jaitley said at a press conference in Surat.

In the Civil polls yesterday, the BJP won in 14 out of 16 municipal corporations. The trailed second winning two seats, while the SP came in second in the municipal councils and nagar panchayats.

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First Published: Sat, December 02 2017. 16:05 IST