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Instead of EVM, Mayawati should worry over why Dalits didn’t vote for her: BJP

Earlier on March 11, Mayawati put the onus on the EVMs for her loss in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, saying the machine accepted votes only in favour of the BJP.

Published: 17th March 2017 11:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2017 11:14 AM   |  A+A-

BSP supremo Mayawati. | PTI File Photo

By ANI

KOLKATA: Taking a jibe at Mayawati for making ‘false allegations’ against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regarding the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) tampering row, the saffron party has called on the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo to instead ponder over why the Dalit community chose to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi over her.
 
“Before pointing fingers at others, Mayawati should first look into herself and her party. She is filled with faults and mistakes and so is her party which rightly proves her name. Mayawati should actually think why did the Dalits who support her voted for PM Modi, then only she can improve and so will her party,” BJP leader Rahul Sinha told ANI.
 
Sinha further warned Mayawati that even after her poll drubbing if her behaviour remains the same, then very soon her party will vanish someday.
 
“My small advice to her is to try to overcome the flaws that she and her party have made during the Assembly Elections, then only she can move ahead in life. Otherwise very soon, Mayawati and her party will break and someday vanish,” said Sinha.
 
The Election Commission on Thursday said that given effective technical and administrative safeguards, EVMs aren't tamperable and integrity of electoral process is preserved.
 
Earlier on March 11, Mayawati put the onus on the EVMs for her loss in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, saying the machine accepted votes only in favour of the BJP.
 
Supporting the same, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal alleged that the EVMs were tampered during the recently conducted assembly polls in the five states which ultimately resulted in his party's dismal show especially in Punjab.
 
Kejriwal suggested that the Election Commission needs to relook at the use of EVMs in the electoral process until faith is restored in it.

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