BJP trying to steal EVMs in Uttar Pradesh: Akhilesh Yadav

The Samajwadi Party chief additionally alleged that officers are directed to decelerate the counting of votes

The Samajwadi Party chief additionally alleged that officers are directed to decelerate the counting of votes

After his social gathering staff acquired maintain of a truck with EVMs in Varanasi, Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday charged the BJP authorities of sabotaging the mandate.

Rejecting the exit polls that predicted a transparent to a sweeping majority to the ruling social gathering, he claimed it was a transfer to demotivate the social gathering staff in order that when the BJP indulged in foul play, it was not observed. “I want to ask who is funding this huge exercise and what is the monetary relationship between those who are conducting them and those who are telecasting them.”

Holding a joint press convention with Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party’s (SBSP) Om Prakash Rajbhar in Lucknow, Mr. Yadav stated the 2022 polls had been the final try to save democracy. “I appeal to party workers and those who have voted for us to guard the EVMs as the sentinels of democracy for three days.”

Responding to the assertion of Kaushal Raj Sharma, District Magistrate (DM), Varanasi, that the truck that was stopped had EVMs meant for coaching functions forward of counting and weren’t used for polling, Mr. Yadav acknowledged that if the administration was not in the incorrect, why the individuals who had been driving the vehicles tried to escape. “Suspicious movement of three trucks was noticed. Only one was caught, the other two escaped.” Ballot papers had been recovered from Sonbhadra district, he claimed.

Appeal to ECI

According to guidelines, Mr. Yadav stated, even reserved EVMs ought to transfer beneath safety cowl and candidates needs to be knowledgeable in regards to the motion. He appealed to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to pay attention to the violation and take rapid motion in opposition to the Varanasi DM.

Predicting 300 seats for the SP alliance, he stated, sources in the federal government had advised him {that a} deliberate try could be made to decelerate the counting.

The involvement of SBSP staff instructed that the EVMs had been of the Shivpur seat of Varanasi from the place the son of SBSP chief, Arvind Rajbhar, was contesting.

‘DM role questionable’

Mr. Om Prakash Rajbhar stated the month-long farmers’ agitation wouldn’t go in useless. The position of the Varanasi DM had been questionable even in the course of the nomination course of. “It is clear that the stray bull has grazed on the BJP’s votes. Baba ji [Chief Minister Yogi Adiyanath] will have to return to temple on March 10.”

Earlier, SP president Naresh Uttam Patel wrote to the ECI, requesting it to put cell phone jammers on the counting centres to minimise the probabilities of foul play.

Party spokesperson Abdul Hafiz Gandhi stated, “We are confident of our victory. Exit polls have never been exact.” In Bengal, Mr. Gandhi stated most exit polls had been predicting a clear sweep for the BJP however outcomes proved them incorrect. “Such polls are dictated by the BJP headquarters in Delhi with some ulterior motives,” he added. The social gathering had educated counting brokers and had advised them each rule in the ebook to make sure that there was no foul play. “We are sending two advocates to every Assembly seat counting centre.”

‘Under the pressure of bulldozers’

Talking to reporters, Rashtriya Lok Dal president Chaudhary Jayant Singh stated exit polls offered a perspective that they didn’t subscribe to. “How will the voter give the right response to observers of exit polls when he is living under the pressure of bulldozers,” he stated. It was a ploy to break the arrogance of social gathering staff and that the alliance would type the federal government, he stated.

In a tweet in Hindi, he acknowledged, “What will the exit polls will do, when the Koko has flown away with votes.” First referred to by Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait after the primary spherical of polls, Koko is an imaginary hen used which is utilized by elders in rural areas once they have to conceal one thing from kids. Mr. Singh requested the social gathering staff to maintain persistence and assist in peaceable counting.

Bharatiya Kisan Union media in cost Dharmendra Malik additionally expressed shock on the exit ballot outcomes. “Some of the results suggest that there was the impact of farmers’ agitation on the ground in the first phase, which is far from reality. We have told farmers to keep an eye on the strong rooms,” he stated.


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