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Possible that people voted for bullet train, says Akhilesh Yadav while accepting verdict

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Those leaving SP must give no excuse: Akhilesh Yadav
Source: Indian Express

Congratulating BJP for its landslide win in UP, Akhilesh Yadav said that the Samajwadi party’s alliance with the Congress will continue.

“We accept the verdict and wish all the best to the upcoming government in the state. People may not have liked my Expressway and that is why they voted for Bullet train,” he said.

On being asked whether or not he takes the responsibility of Samajwadi Party downfall in Uttar Pradesh, Yadav said that he will first review the polls results and then only he will take the responsibility of the defeat.

Hoping that the upcoming government will work better than the Samajwadi Party government, Akhilesh Yadav said, “In the last five years, we have worked for the development of Uttar Pradesh. I wish that the upcoming government will work better than the Samajwadi Party government.”

Asserting that the Samajwadi Party has gained from the alliance with the Congress, Akhilesh Yadav said, “I am happy that we got a chance to work in partnership with the Congress.”

On being asked about Mayawati’s allegations of BJP tampering with the EVMs, Yadav said,” If a question has been raised it should be probed. I will look into it at my level.”

BSP chief Mayawati, whose party received a major drubbing in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, alleged that the EVMs were tampered with in such a way that whichever button was pressed, the vote went to BJP.

Terming the results as “shocking”, she said the Election Commission should stop the counting and withhold results and hold fresh polls using traditional paper ballots.

As results and trends went in favour of the BJP in a big way, she called a press conference in a hurried manner and dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah to ask the poll panel to hold fresh elections in the state “if they have an iota of morality and honesty left in them”.

The BJP was heading to massive win in Uttar Pradesh as they are ahead on over 300 out of 403 Assembly seats.

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