File photo of Mayawati. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
The opposition parties have blamed the electronic voting machines (EVMs) for the victory of BJP in Uttar Pradesh civic polls.
Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati said that if ballot papers are used, BJP won't come to power.
She further asked the BJP to discard EVM's and conduct voting on Ballot papers. She called for such voting in the upcoming 2019 elections.
She said, "if BJP is honest and believes in democracy then discard EVMs and conduct voting on Ballot papers."
She also guaranteed that BJP will not come to power if Ballot papers are used.
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav said that the BJP winning percentage is 46 per cent in areas wherever polls were conducted via EVMs and 15 per cent when it was done by ballot papers.
BJP says a total of 16 elections have been held in UP, out of which 14 were won by BJP, 2 by BSP & Congress-SP disappeared. We say that BJP's wining percentage is 46% wherever polls were conducted via EVMs and 15% when it was done via ballot papers.: Akhilesh Yadav, SP in Kolkata pic.twitter.com/n4l1OOaU5U— ANI (@ANI) December 2, 2017
Another Samajwadi party leader, Azam Khan has claimed that there was "setting" in the elections. He said that BJP won in areas where EVMs were used and SP won wherever ballot papers were used.
There was no tampering but setting. BJP won wherever EVMs were used and SP won wherever ballot papers were used.: Azam Khan, Samajwadi Party pic.twitter.com/xQja0uAjQI— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 2, 2017
In the recent civic polls, the results of which were announced on December 1 BJP registered a massive victory by winning over 14 out of the 16 mayoral seats.
If BJP is honest & believes in democracy then discard EVMs & conduct voting on Ballot papers. General Elections are due in 2019. If BJP believes people are with them, they must implement it. I can guarantee if Ballot papers are used, BJP won't come to power.: Mayawati, BSP Pres pic.twitter.com/NYveJeuSDb— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 2, 2017
The party even swept Gandhi's out of Amethi- which has been the Gandhi's bastion since ages.