The Election Commission on Saturday said there is “no merit” to the Bahujan Samaj Party’s (BSP) complaints over the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) possibly being tampered with in Uttar Pradesh.
Soon after the BJP’s landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh, where it romped home with three-fourths of the 403 seats, the BSP supremo Mayawati dismissed the poll outcome and called for a fresh election.
However, the commission wrote to BSP’s national general secretary Satish Misra saying it found no merit in the allegations, and the “prayers made in your letter are not legally tenable”.
“The safeguards are implemented transparently with the involvement of political parties, candidates and their representatives at every stage to build their confidence on efficacy and reliability of EVMs. The prescribed administrative process has been fully complied with in UP and Uttarakhand,” the EC wrote.
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