Samajwadi Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav held a press conference on Tuesday and made big allegations against the BJP. He claimed that the chief secretary of the CM is getting calls from place to place to slow the counting of votes where BJP loses. Along with this, he said that today EVMs were being taken to Banaras. One truck was caught, two ran away with the truck.
Akhilesh Yadav said, “If the government was not stealing votes, then tell that one vehicle was stopped, it was caught.. Why two vehicles ran away? If there was no theft, why didn’t the administration make security arrangements. There is so much force.” Right now. Election force has not gone from UP. So why were the officials not doing (security). What is the reason that EVMs were going without security arrangements.”
Akhilesh Yadav said that EVMs cannot move (from here to there) without informing the candidate. If you have to move EVMs, then at least the candidates who are contesting elections. It should be in their knowledge. He said, “They (BJP) panicked the very day some places came in the newspapers that somewhere the park is being cleaned. Somewhere the house is being cleaned.”
Akhilesh Yadav appealed to the people of his party and said, “I will tell the people of my party that until the counting is done, at least keep an eye on it and keep a constant watch on how votes can be saved. How Where the machines are kept, no one should come and go. This is a very dangerous time for democracy. The party which lost, now it is in its power to do what they are going to do now.”
Before the press conference, Akhilesh Yadav tweeted, “The news of EVM being caught in Varanasi is giving a message to every assembly of UP to be alert. All the candidates and supporters of SP-Alliance to thwart the attempt of rigging in counting of votes. Be ready with your cameras. Youth become soldiers in counting votes to protect democracy and the future!”
The news of EVM being caught in Varanasi is giving a message to every assembly of UP to be alert.
All the candidates and supporters of SP-alliance should be ready with their cameras to thwart the attempt of rigging in the counting of votes.
To protect youth democracy and future, become soldiers in counting of votes!
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) March 8, 2022