It's not the EMV, but useless statues that made Mayavati lost again. She wasted time, money and efforts on them, but alas! they could not vote. Why did Bahaji build a massive number of statues anyway? had she spent the money on poor, she could have won.
It was the ego of power that convinced Mayawati that she was the queen of Utter Pradesh and would rule people in every situation. During her tenure in Uttar Pradesh, she spent the hard earned money of taxpayers in building white elephants that could not walk. Further, she constructed statues of Dalit Leaders including herself. Her statue campaign was so massive that at one point it seemed that she would convert India into Dalitistan.
She used to be a Dalit and poor leader. People would call her Dalit Ki Beti, but little did they know that money would make her corrupt. She turned into Daulat Ki Beti and led a lavish life forgetting her goal of helping poor and Dalits.
|Mayawati wearing money garland|
She consecutively lost two elections and have almost spent the looted money. And now she has no chance of returning to the power. Though before the election she announced that she would not build any more statues and concentrate on development, but people were not convinced. After losing the UP Election 2017, she ridiculously blamed the EMV for it.