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Assembly Elections: Lalu endorses Mayawati’s allegations of EVM tampering in UP

Assembly Elections: RJD President Lalu Prasad Yadav supported BSP chief Mayawati’s claims of EVM tampering in UP.

assembly elections Updated: Mar 11, 2017 22:31 IST
Press Trust of India
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RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav addresses the audience at DAV Post Graduate College, in Varanasi.

RJD President Lalu Prasad Yadav today supported BSP chief Mayawati’s allegations that EVMs were tampered in the Uttar Pradesh polls and demanded a probe by the Election Commission.

“What Mayawatiji is saying should definitely be probed by the Election Commission,” Prasad told reporters.

“It’s known that Gujarat is the hub of EVM manufacturing, hence tampering of EVMs cannot be ruled out.

“We had complained to the EC about this in the past and also held demonstrations on the issue. The EC had assured that mock polls would be conducted in every booth before the actual polling in which representatives of all parties could check whether the EVMs were working properly or not,” the RJD chief said in support of demand for probe.

“I don’t know whether mock polls were held in UP or not,” Prasad, who had campaigned in favour of Samajwadi Party said.

BSP chief Mayawati comes for press conference at mall avenue residence in Lucknow, India on Saturday.

He demanded that the EVMs in which votes were counted today should be kept safely and the EC should get it probed whether there were any technical defects in them or not.

On the poll result in UP, Prasad said, “The Congress-SP combine failed to communicate properly to the people and BJP managed to lure them with false promises.”

First Published: Mar 11, 2017 22:30 IST