People Wanted Bullet Trains Over Expressways: Akhilesh on UP Loss

After his party suffered a resounding defeat at the hands of the BJP, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav met Governor Ram Naik on Saturday and submitted his resignation.

Akhilesh Yadav met the Governor at the Raj Bhawan, and was asked to continue as caretaker Chief Minister till the next government is sworn in, officials said.

In a press conference on Saturday evening, Akhilesh addressed a press conference, where he graciously accepted defeat. However, he attributed his loss to the people falling for BJP’s promises instead of the realities of the Samajwadi Party.

Akhilesh also addressed Mayawati’s accusation that the BJP tampered with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM).

If a question has been raised (by Mayawati) on EVMs, government should probe it. I will also look at it on my level.