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BJP mum on defeat in UP nagar panchayat polls: Akhilesh

Press Trust of India  |  Etah (UP) 

chief Akhilesh Yadav today accused the of "spreading lies" and said the party was patting itself for its win in Uttar Pradesh's mayoral elections, but was mum on their defeat in nagar palika and nagar polls.

"is a 'jhoot parosne waali party' (one which indulges in serving lies). It won 14 out of 16 mayoral seats in UP due to electronic voting machines (EVMs). But it is not discussing its defeats in nagar palika and nagar parishad elections," he said.

Akhilesh, who was here to attend a wedding, said, "If countries more developed than can use ballot papers for voting, what is the problem in The Commission must clarify how it could repair a faulty EVM. When a faulty EVM can be repaired, a properly functioning EVM can be tampered with".

The opposition parties like the SP, Congress, and others have accused the of tampering with the EVMs, and have rooted for an alternative way of casting votes.

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First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 00:20 IST