The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will contest all future state and Lok Sabha elections alone. This was announced by party president Mayawati on her 67th birthday in Lucknow.
Speaking on the occasion, Mayawati said the BSP demands that the Election Commission of India (ECI) should hold all future elections on ballot papers to remove the confusion prevalent in the masses.
She said while BSP’s votes have not decreased, after the introduction of electronic voting machine (EVM), the votes and seats of the party affected.
Arguing in favour of ballot paper, Mayawati said several countries have reverted to the tradition of ballot paper, why can’t in India.