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BJP should hold elections with ballot papers: Uddhav Thackeray

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

chief today challenged the BJP to hold elections through ballot papers to clear doubts over the use of machines (EVMs).

As votes for the elections were counted and the BJP seemed set to emerge the single largest party, Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief agreed with

"This is a victory for the Machine," he tweeted.

pointed out that the BJP was losing bypolls but winning assembly elections.

"If you (BJP) trust yourself, hold elections through ballot papers once," Uddhav Thackeray said, reacting to the election results.

"When so many people are asking for it, it will clear apprehensions (on the use of EVMs) once and for all," Uddhav Thackeray told reporters.

Elections come and go, he added when asked about the elections being the first major poll battle after became

"Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. One should keep working," he said.

The Sena congratulated the BJP for its success in Karnataka polls and hoped that people of that state would now witness 'acchhe din'.

Former said the and the (S) could together form the next government in Karnataka.

"If statesmanship is shown, this can happen as we together have a majority in the Karnataka Assembly," the told the media.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 15:40 IST