Polling for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections has been done on Thursday in 20 states. During the voting, news of disturbances in EVMs in many states came to light. Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Friday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and accused them of malpractices during the just-concluded first phase of the Lok Sabha polls. She tweeted that with the voters rejecting the ruling BJP in the ongoing Lok Sabha election, the party has now decided to gain victory by these four ways,
“Not by vote but by notes;
And abuse of police/administration”.
Raising finger over EVM control, she said: “The election staff wants to win the elections by pushing the button with the sticks”.
“If there is a need to save the faith of common people in the country, then it is the constitutional responsibility of the Election Commission to take cognisance of these things seriously and take urgent measures so that the elections of the next phase can be free and fair,” Mayawati added. Let us tell you, during the voting on Thursday, many EVM machines were damaged. Because of this, voters had to wait for a vote in long queues.
यदि देश केे लोकतंत्र में आमजनता की आस्था को बचाये रखना है तो फिर चुनाव आयोग की यह संवैधानिक जिम्मेदारी बनती है कि वह इन बातों को गंभीरतापूर्वक संज्ञान ले और तत्काल आवश्यक उपाय करे ताकि अगले सभी चरण के चुनाव स्वतंत्र व निष्पक्ष हो सके।
— Mayawati (@Mayawati) April 12, 2019
On Thursday, during the voting, several EVM machines were damaged. Because of this, voters had to wait to vote in long queues. There is a continuous politics on disturbances in EVM. IN comparison to Lok Sabha election 2014, there was a lot of enthusiasm in the voters.