Kushwaha Suggests Massive 'Bloodbath' if EVMs Found to be Tampered

Press conference by Mahagathbandhan leaders in Patna on Tuesday.

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Patna: If exit polls for the 2019 elections are proven to be correct, the Grand Alliance in Bihar could emerge as the Grand Loser of the state and the very thought of it is driving Mahagathbandhan leaders crazy.

Hoping to muddy the water by continuing to point fingers towards an alleged biased Election Commission and tampered Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), Mahagathbandhan leaders in Patna on Tuesday held a press conference in which Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha warned of 'bloodbath' in Bihar if the rumors of irregularities in the electoral process were found to be true.

"I am urging the people of Bihar to be on alert and notify any sign of tampering of the EVMs. The reports that we are getting, if true, roads of Bihar will be flowing with blood," Kushwaha, who was part of the NDA in the last election only to ditch it to join hands with Lalu-led Mahagathbandhan in Bihar, said.

The former Union Minister further said that he would like to tell Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar not to even think about messing with the voting machines and if they still did, the people behind the Grand Alliance will not hesitate in picking up arms to express their anger.

The meeting was attended by RJD state president Ram Chandra Purvey, Congress state president Madan Mohan Jha, Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) president Mukesh Sahni and others.

Meanwhile, Bihar Labor Resources Minister Vijay Kumar Sinha condemned Kushwaha for trying to flame post-election violence in Bihar.

"Kushwaha should be ashamed of himself for making such utterances. Just because the poll results are not to his liking does not mean he should resort to violence or promote violence in the nation," Sinha said.

As reported, the long and staggered Lok Sabha polls came to an end on Sunday with various exit polls giving clear edge to the NDA in Bihar.

Results of the elections are to be declared on Thursday, May 23.

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