BSP chief Mayawati challenged BJP to conduct elections with ballot paper

Vastavam web: BSP chief Mayawati today challenged the BJP to conduct Vidhan Sabha and Lok Sabha elections on ballot paper instead of electronic voting machines (EVM).Addressing a rally at Nagpur, Mayawati said, “If BJP thinks that they are honest and transparent then they should conduct all the upcoming elections in the country with ballot paper instead of EVM.” Mayawati claimed that the BSP had to suffer heavy losses in elections to the Lok Sabha in 2014 as well as the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh in 2017 due to these irregularities.

Further attacking the BJP and the RSS, Mayawati said that dalits, tribals, OBCs and minorities were facing castiest, religious and communal attitude from the so-called thekedars (custodians)of the Hindu religion.She warned the BJP and the RSS that if this attitude towards the backward sections of society didn’t change, she along with crores of others would embrace Buddhism.

Asking her party cadre to be ready for polls, Mayawati said that the BJP would start constructing the Ram Mandir just before the Lok Sabha elections to hide their administrative failure at the state and Centre.