Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Monday said she will move court against the Bharatiya Janata Party’s alleged manipulation of Electronic Voting Machines in the recent Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, reported PTI. The BSP chief said her party will approach the court in two to three days.
Mayawati has claimed that the BJP’s landslide victory in the state polls was achieved “by rigging EVMs”. “People of Uttar Pradesh know that the voting machines were tampered with. We have decided to go to court within two-three days. We won’t let them sit comfortably,” she said.
After the election results were announced on March 11, the BSP chief had alleged that the EVMs were manipulated. Soon, she was joined by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who claimed that 20% to 25% of the Aam Aadmi Party’s votes in the Punjab Assembly elections were “transferred” to the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance.
The Election Commission , however, had said there was “no merit” to the BSP’s complaints, and that the accusations made by the party were not “legally tenable”.
Mayawati also came down heavily on the BJP, which has formed government in Uttar Pradesh, and said the party will not be able to improve the law and order situation in the state. “It will be the same situation, be it the Samajwadi Party or BJP in power. They cannot control law and order in the state,” she said, according to ANI.
Her statement comes in the backdrop of BSP leader Mohammad Shami’s murder. Shami was shot dead in Allahabad district on Sunday night, hours after Hindutva hardliner Adityanath was sworn in as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.
On Adityanath, the BSP chief said his appointment was made only to fulfill the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s agenda. “By making Yogi Adityanath the chief minister, they will not do any development, but only fulfill the RSS agenda. There will be no law and order or development,” she added.