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Mayawati claims UP EVMs were ‘managed’ to favour BJP



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Lucknow: After facing massive defeat in UP polls, the BSP supremo Mayawati today alleged that voting machines had been “managed” in favour of the BJP and said that it was difficult to accept the “very surprising” election results.



Mayawati while briefing media persons in Lucknow said, “These election results are very surprising. It is very difficult to accept them.”

She added, “The reports I got have raised the suspicion that the voting machines have been managed… It appears that voting machines have not registered votes cast in favour of other parties or all the votes have been polled for the BJP. Even Muslim votes have gone to the BJP.”

The former chief minister comments come as the Bharatiya Janata Party was poised to sweep the state.



Another earthquake jolts Jammu and Kashmir




An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale jolted Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday even though the impact was felt only in Srinagar city and adjoining areas.

Met department officials said the quake struck at 12.02 p.m., and its epicentre was in Jammu and Kashmir region, 120 km inside the Earth’s crust.

“Its coordinates are latitude 34.86 degrees north and longitude 74.06 degrees east”, an official of the Met department said.

On Friday, an earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale occurred in Jammu and Kashmir with its epicentre in Ladakh-Tibet border.

Seismologically, Kashmir is situated in a highly earthquake prone region.

Earthquakes have wrought havoc in Kashmir in the past.

In October 2005, an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale killed over 50,000 people in Indian and Pakistan controlled parts of J&K.

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