Lucknow। Samajwadi Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav alleged that Electronic Voting Machine (EVMs) cross India are either malfunctioning or voting for the Bharatiya Janata Party.
EVMs across India malfunctioning or voting for the BJP. DMs say poll officials untrained to operate EVMs. 350+ being replaced. This is criminal negligence for a polling exercise that costs 50,000 crs.
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) April 23, 2019
Akhilesh Yadav quoted District Magistrates as saying that election officials were not trained to operate the electronic voting machines (EVMs). More than 350 of them had been replaced, he said.
“This is criminal negligence for a polling exercise that costs Rs 50,000 crore. Should we believe DMs or is something far more sinister afoot?” he asked.
Akhilesh Yadav’s remarks came as people across 117 Lok Sabha constituencies in 15 states and union territories voted in the third phase of the general elections.