Mayawati has been demanding making use of tally papers because her celebration’s thrashing in the UP assembly+ election previously this year, which she credited to rigged Electronic Ballot Machines (EVMs).
Firing back at the opposition’s charge of EVM tampering, deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma stated the their defeat was a result of resorting to vote-bank politics.
“There was no drawback in EVMs, however it’s in their minds and celebration. They worked for a particular caste and individuals have actually discarded them. We are working for all, regardless of caste, creed and religious beliefs and that has been accepted by the people,” Sharma informed PTI.
While the BJP swept the civic body surveys in UP, the BSP sprang a surprise+ as it prevented saffron party prospects to win the mayoral posts in western UP’s Aligarh and towns. It also made a strong showing in the nagar palika and nagar panchayats surveys.
The celebration has actually performed well in spite of Mayawati’s absence from campaigning. Political experts suggested that the win in two mayoral seats might help Mayawati increase the drooping morale of her cadre, which was otherwise disenchanted by repeated electoral beats in recent times.
On the other hand, the SP and the set up a frustrating show and might not protect a single mayoral seat, with the latter left red-faced after losing in its stronghold of.
With the upturn in the BSP’s fortunes in the civic polls, Mayawati has made overtures to members of the other backwards classes (OBCs), asking to side with her party to get rid of exploitation and battle versus the BJP.
The former UP chief minister stated together with the Dalits, Muslims and other religious minorities and tribals, the members of the OBC communities were also made use of which they all had to unify against the BJP.
“All the communities require to stay alert against the BJP, which is bring out its Hindutva agenda through the RSS,” she said.
(With PTI inputs)