UP elections 2017: 'Smiling' Akhilesh accepts defeat, Congratulates PM for BJP's historic win

UP elections 2017: 'Smiling' Akhilesh accepts defeat, Congratulates PM for BJP's historic win

"If question has been raised (by Mayawati) on EVMs, govt should probe it. I will also look at it on my level", said Akhilesh Yadav

As the results of Uttar Pradesh elections are out, outgoing Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav while briefing the media accepted the defeat and congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the historic win in the state assembly elections.

“I congratulate PM Modi on his party’s huge win”, said Akhilesh.

At the same time, he backed Mayawati’s EVM tampering allegation and said that he will also take a look on it.

“If question has been raised (by Mayawati) on EVMs, govt should probe it. I will also look at it on my level”, said CM.

He further said that the  alliance with Congress will continue as he has been benefited from it.

On losing with huge margin, Akhilesh said that he has always worked for the people and only after reviewing the outcome of the results, I will decide on party’s further move.

While addressing the media, Akhilesh said , “For five years Samajwadi Party was in the power and we tried to work for the development of the state and its people.”

Talking about BJP’ poll agenda for waiving off loans of UP farmers, Akhilesh said, “we should wait for the first cabinet meet”.

 

 

The Bharatiya Janata Paraty (BJP) on March 11 took a strong lead over its main rivals in Uttar Pradesh as the millions of votes cast in the staggered assembly election were counted. The elections to the 17th Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly were held from 11 February to 8 March 2017 in 7 phase.

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