Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Friday raised the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) tampering issue, saying she is being targeted by the BJP so that she would stop speaking on the issue.

"I'm being targeted so that I stop speaking about EVM tampering by the BJP," the BSP chief said on the allegations of unauthorised sugar mills sale during her tenure as CM.

The BSP chief is under fire after UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath government ordered a probe into the sale of 21 sugar mills under her government.

“It is being shown as if I am responsible whereas I have never held either of the departments, the sugar department was headed by Naseemuddin. All decisions were taken by the cabinet”, she said.

Mayawati also hinted that BSP might consider allying with other aniti-BJP parties in its fight against the EVM tampering issue. "BSP has no reservation in taking help of anti-BJP parties in fight against EVM tampering issue," she added.

On 13 April, the Supreme Court issued a notice to the Centre and the Election Commission for not using EVMs with voter verified paper audit trail (VVPAT), based on a plea filed by the BSP.