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Uttar Pradesh election results 2017: Mayawati claims BJP tampered with EVMs; Twitterati ask ‘What about Punjab then?’

Not in a mood to accept the impending defeat, Mayawati accused the party of having rigged the elections by tampering with the electronic voting machines (EVMs).

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The fact that BJP is marching towards registering a historic win in the UP elections doesn’t seem to be going down well with many. And among those is, BSP chief Mayawati has stood out with her explosive accusations against the BJP. Not in a mood to accept the impending defeat, she accused the party of having rigged the elections by tampering with the electronic voting machines (EVMs). The BSP chief also wants a fresh poll to be held with the use of ballot paper.

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Mayawati said, “These election results are very surprising. It is very difficult to accept them. The leader of a party that couldn’t earn enough votes in the UP elections…People’s trust in EVM voting is broken. The BJP has tampered with the EVMs in Uttar Pradesh. I have written to Election Commission in this regard, people no more have faith in EVM machines. It’s is an attack on democracy. Whatever reports I am getting my sources, in many areas people where people have not even voted to for BJP, the party is emerging as winner.”

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Mayawati has also said that the fact that the BJP has managed to win even in the Muslim dominated constituencies further proves her claim of the EVMs being manipulated.

Meanwhile, many Twitter users have countered the views of the BSP chief. While some took a dig at Mayawati, many others found it a fitting occasion to play with puns.

Check out some of these tweets