Nationwide protest by BSP against EVM tampering
Mayawati-led BSP on Tuesday staged nationwide 'virodh diwas' (day of protest) against alleged taampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the recently-held Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Assembly elections "to benefit BJP."
Party cadres held demonstrations at all the 75 district headquarters in Uttar Pradesh and the party headquarters in other states to protest "murder of democracy", a BSP spokesman said here.
Quoting party supremo Mayawati, he said, besides the political fight against electoral malpractice, BSP was also fighting it out in the court.
"Because of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah's hunger for power, democracy was not only murdered in UP and Uttarakhand, but in Goa and Manipur too," Mayawati said, adding the mandate was crushed by misusing power and money.
A fight against the wrong will go on, both in and outside Parliament, she said.