News Desk: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday backed Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s claims on the electronic voting machines after the Bharatiya Janata Party swept the Uttar Pradesh elections with its allies bagging 273 out of 403 assembly seats.
“BJP should not raise its voice much just because they have won in a few states. This victory is not a true reflection of the people’s mandate. This verdict is because of the blatant use of the election machinery to loot votes. Akhilesh Yadav has lost not because of people’s mandate but due to loot of votes” she said.
“Akhilesh Yadav shouldn’t be disheartened and should seek forensic tests of the same EVM” she added.
Today, she also advised the Congress to ally and fight the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. “If Congress wants we all can fight the 2024 election together but don’t be aggressive for now, be positive. This winning elections in four states will be a big loss for the BJP. This is impractical” she said.