NEW DELHI: The BJP on Wednesday ridiculed BSP supremo Mayawati’s allegations of EVM tampering and asked her to “gracefully accept the people’s mandate”.
“When you win, EVMs are right. When you lose, EVMs are wrong. This shows that there are some defects in you (Mayawati),” Union Minister M Venkaiah told reporters outside Parliament.
He said Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are under the control of the Election Commission (EC) which has dubbed the allegations as “wrong”. “You should gracefully accept the people’s mandate. People’s have rejected you (BSP),” Naidu said. Party’s UP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya said, “When Mayawati and SP leader Akhilesh Yadav had won the elections, the EVMs were okay but when BJP won, EVMs are not okay. Mayawati should get herself treated by some good doctor.”
BJP, along with its ally, had stormed to power in Uttar Pradesh after 14 years, securing 325 of the 403 assembly seats. On the other hand, the SP won 47 seats while its ally the Congress got seven seats. The BSP won 19 seats.