Expressing shock and disbelief over the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election results, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati today accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of tampering with electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the state.
"How come the BJP managed to win in Muslim bastions in the state. The poll results are very surprising", Mayawati said.
Alleging that there was massive rigging of voting machines in the state to favour the BJP, the BSP chief said, "Most votes in Muslim majority constituencies have gone to the BJP. This makes it clear that the voting machines were manipulated."
Is is that the EVMs did not accept the votes cast for other parties, Mayawati wondered.
BSP COMPLAINS TO POLL PANEL
In a letter to the Election Commission, the BSP said that it had been informed by several people that there had been grave manipulation in voting machines by software and technology experts hired by the BJP.
"They were nowhere close to winning at the ground level during elections. The BJP could not have got so many votes without tampering with EVMs", a statement released by the BSP said.