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Shiv Sena asks govt to take over Jet Airways        Congress releases list of six candidates for Delhi Lok Sabha seats        SP-BSP-RLD, an alliance of hearts rather than parties: Akhilesh        CM Nath regime intimidating officials: Shivraj Singh Chouhan        Bairstow and Warner lead Sunrisers to 9-wicket victory        Dhoni''s 84* goes in vain as RCB win 1-run thriller against CSK        Sri Lanka serial blasts : Seven arrested over multiple blasts        Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives in Iran        Serial blasts rip through Lanka on Easter Sunday: 228 dead, 450 injured        US confirms deaths of several Americans in Sri Lanka blasts        Pakistan deplores India''s decision to suspend cross-LoC trade        Multiple blasts likely to have "adverse impact" on Lankan tourism: tour operators        Kerala CM condemns terrorist attack in Sri Lanka        French Police detain over 120 people amid Yellow Vest rallies in Paris        Gunmen kill 2 in north Nigeria        Amit Shah: K Surendran represents believers all over world        Asking vote for those who insulted Ambedkar is stooping to new low: Yogi to Mayawati        Congress destroyed nation for last 60 years: Gadkari        Smith guides RR to five wicket win over Mumbai Indians        Iyer, Dhawan half centuries guide DC towards victory against Punjab        
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National News
BJP using EVMs to suppress voice of opposition: Akhilesh
 
Lucknow, Jan 22 (PTI) Latching on to the claim by a US-based cyber expert that the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were "rigged", Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday questioned the use of electronic voting machines when even the more advanced nations were not using them.

He said the Bharatiya Janata Party government was weakening democratic institutions. It is using them to suppress dissent and the voice of the opposition, he said.

"Why does a country like Japan, which is very advanced in science and technology, is not using the EVMs? The question should be raised among the nation's 130 crore people, the SP chief said here.

His remarks come after a self proclaimed cyber expert, a US-based Indian, claimed at a London press conference that the last Lok Sabha elections were "rigged" through the EVMs.

Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati, who is Yadav's alliance partner in the state, had also issued a statement criticising the EVMs, a day after the London press conference.

She suggested that paper ballots should be used in the next election. Yadav was talking to reporters after garlanding a statue of Jnaneshwar Mishra to mark the Samajwadi Party leader's death anniversary.

He said the SP-BSP alliance has given an option to the people to crush the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

"People have a chance to rid the country of the BJP's misrule by voting in favour of the alliance in the approaching parliamentary polls," he said.

Arch-rivals for about 25 years, the BSP and the SP earlier this month announced they will contest the Lok Sabha polls together in Uttar Pradesh, sharing 38 seats each of the 80 in the state.

The two parties said they will not field candidates in Rae Bareli and Amethi, the Gandhi family bastions, but have left the Congress out of their alliance.

Without ruling out the possibility of working with the Congress after the polls, Akhilesh told PTI Monday that he has good relations with that party and would be "happy" if the next prime minister is from his home state.


Shiv Sena asks govt to take over Jet Airways
Congress releases list of six candidates for Delhi Lok Sabha seats
SP-BSP-RLD, an alliance of hearts rather than parties: Akhilesh
CM Nath regime intimidating officials: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Asking vote for those who insulted Ambedkar is stooping to new low: Yogi to Mayawati
Congress destroyed nation for last 60 years: Gadkari
Something wrong with EVMs, need to study them: Pitroda
Man hurls shoes at BJP leaders during press conference
Terrorism, Naxalism grew under Modi govt: Sachin Pilot
After I-T raids, Shiv Sena picks holes in demonetisation
Cash seized from BJP candidate's car in Odisha
Rahul urges voters to 'vote for Nyay'
I-T dept yet to inform MP CEO about cash recovery during raids
PM taking political revenge on Oppn leaders: Pawar
Modi fear behind SP-BSP alliance: Keshav Maurya
BJP supporters again confront Matondkar during campaign
Is Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil helping his BJP nominee son
Campaigning for phase 2 of Lok Sabha polls ends
Malfunctioning Navy chopper landed in water, crew safe
Cong files complaint with CEO as row erupts over letter
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Sri Lanka serial blasts : Seven arrested over multiple blasts
 Colombo: The Sri Lankan government said on Sunday that seven people had been arrested over the multi
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US confirms deaths of several Americans in Sri Lanka blasts
French Police detain over 120 people amid Yellow Vest rallies in Paris
KERALA NEWS
Kerala CM condemns terrorist attack in Sri Lanka
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