Samajwadi Party claims that the BJP has abused the government's resources to its advantage.

Akhilesh Yadav says the BJP gave them nothing but chance to convince voters to vote in favour of the BJP . He said the government machinery on poll duty was a mute observer to the chaos .

LUCKNOW: In Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha bypolls, the ruling BJP accused SP workers and supporters of flagrant abuse of government machinery, but Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said on Thursday that the BJP gave them nothing but chance to convince them to vote in favour of the BJP or refused to let them vote at all in some places.He said that the government machinery on poll duty was a mute observer to the chaos despite the accusations of several SP leaders.In Azamgarh, polling agents from the Samajwadi Party were forced out of polling stations in Gopalpur, Sagardi, Mubarakpur, Azamgarh, and Mehnagar assembly constituencies.The BLO was encouraging people to vote in favour of the BJP candidate at DAV degree college in Azamgarh.

People were not permitted to vote in Tanda (Rampur) and polling was prohibited at several places, Akhilesh said in a tweet released on Thursday.Despite being armed with voter ID cards backed by their respective Aadhar cards in Rampur, women voters from the minority group were forbidden from voting.In the majority of cases, the voters were also carrying the voting slip with the serial number on the voters list with which their name is recorded; yet, the former UP CM said, they were not permitted to vote.At some points, BJP workers grabbed their voting slips and tore them off.

According to Akhilesh, these incidents were reported from the Hardayal and Suar neighborhoods of Narpat Nagar areas in Rampur.