Responding to the landslide victory of BJP in Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav said “anything can happen in politics” and took responsibility of the defeat adding that the SP-Congress alliance would continue. Conceding the defeat, Akhilesh said that he accepts people’s mandate, however refrained from pointing fingers towards Congress for the extremely poor performance.
Our cycle was a tubeless cycle. In politics, you can never say what happens... until someone does work better than us, our work will speakAkhilesh Yadav
He also submitted his resignation as UP chief minister to governor Ram Naik.
While being asked if takes responsibility of defeat, Akhilesh said: “I will take responsibility about the defeat only after deliberating on it.”
Echoing Mayawati’s accusation of EVMs being tampered, Akhilesh said: “There are some people who received more votes than before, but still lost.”
If question has been raised (by Mayawati) on EVMs, govt should probe it. I will also look at it on my levelAkhilesh Yadav
Akhilesh further said that people sometimes go with “misrepresentation of facts and on proper information”. He said that his work will continue to speak till someone else performs better on ground.
“May be people didn’t like the Expressway and they voted for the bullet train... I wonder, did people just turn up at booths but not vote,” the SP leader said.
Earlier, Mayawati had alleged that voting machines may not have accepted any votes accept the ones in favour of BJP. Addressing media, Mayawati she questioned how votes in Muslim-dominated areas went in favour of the saffron party and called upon the Election Commission to re-conduct the polls with ballot papers.