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Shivpal contradicts Akhilesh over EVM tampering charges, backs BJP

Shivpal Yadav also took a dig at Akhilesh Yadav for the Samajwadi Party's defeat in the civic polls

IANS  |  Lucknow 

Shivpal Yadav
Shivpal Yadav

leader Shivpal Singh Yadav on Thursday trashed charges by opposition parties that the got the EVMs tampered in the civic polls in

In Mainpuri to attend a wedding, the former minister said had this been the case, he would not be a legislator now.

Shivpal Yadav's statement contradicts what his estranged nephew and party President has said. Akhilesh Yadav, a former Chief Minister, has time and again said that the Electronic Voting Machines had been tampered with.

"I won the election from Jaswantnagar earlier this year, many of my supporters have won the urban body polls. So without proof how can I allege that the EVMs were tampered to favour the ruling party?" he asked.

has been daggers drawn with and has now been more or less ditched by his elder brother Yadav who has apparently bought peace with his son after initially siding with his brother.

also took a dig at for the Samajwadi Party's defeat in the civic polls, demanding to know who had picked the candidates.

First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 15:53 IST