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Posted On : 20 Mar, 2017  Source : PTI  Place : New Delhi 
Will move court against 'EVM tampering' in 2-3 days: Mayawati
The Bahujan Samaj Party will move court against the alleged tampering of EVMs during the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in the next two-three days, its chief Mayawati today said.

She charged that "the BJP won elections by rigging electronic voting machines".

"We will approach court over the issue in the next two-three days," the BSP supremo told reporters in the Parliament premises.

Earlier, the Election Commission (EC) had rejected Mayawati's claim that EVMs were rigged and said her demand for a repoll using ballot papers was legally untenable.

The BSP, which had 80 MLAs in the outgoing UP Assembly, managed to win just 19 seats in the 403-member House.

Driven by the Modi wave, the BJP, along with its ally, had stormed to power in UP after 14 years, securing 325 seats, while the SP had won 47 seats and its ally the Congress seven seats.

The Samajwadi Party and the Congress had also supported Mayawati's allegations.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal too had claimed that EVMs were tampered with in Punjab to keep the Aam Aadmi Party out of power.

Adityanath will push RSS agenda not development in UP:Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati today attacked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, alleging that he will "divide the state on communal lines" and push RSS agenda in the state.

She also said that BJP will not be able to maintain law and order in Uttar Pradesh.

"In Uttar Pradesh, it does not matter if it is the SP or the BJP in power. They cannot control law and order. BJP has appointed a priest as chief minister who will not take forward the agenda of development but will push the RSS agenda.

"They will divide Uttar Pradesh on communal lines. Now, there will again be an environment of fear in the state," she told reporters outside Parliament.

Mayawati, whose party was decimated in the UP Assembly polls, was responding to queries on Aditynath's appointment and the murder of local BSP leader in Allahabad Mohd Sham last night.

BJP's hardline Hindutva poster boy and five-time MP Adityanath was yesterday sworn in as the 21st chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.

Adityanath, who has been attacked for his inflammatory remarks against Muslims in the past, had asserted that his government "will work for all sections of the society without any discrimination" and "ensure balanced development of UP".

He also asked his ministerial colleagues not to make any statements which might hurt somebody's sentiments.