Two-time Loser Kushwaha Apologizes for his 'Bloodbath' Remark

Upendra Kushwaha (right) with Tejaswi Yadav on left. (File photo)

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Patna: Two days after favoring a bloodbath in Bihar if the poll results did not go his way, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha, on Thursday, apologized for his incendiary statement saying he accepted the 'people's verdict' and it was time for the Grand Alliance to do an introspection for its humiliating loss in the hands of the NDA in Bihar.

Kushwaha, who was contesting from two seats – Ujiarpur and Karakat – to avoid any risk of not being a member of the Lok Sabha – wrote in a tweet that the people had spoken and instead of blaming others, it was time for the Grand Alliance to do an introspection for failing to read the mood of the people.

At the time of reporting, the BJP-led NDA was leading at 38 of 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar.

It may be recalled that in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls when Kushwaha was part of the NDA, it had won at all three seats. He was then made the Union Minister of State for the Human Resources and Development department in the Modi cabinet.

He, however, overestimating his political prowess, walked out of the NDA just months before the Lok Sabha elections and joined the RJD-led Mahagathbandhan in Bihar.

He was given five seats only to lose at all of them including two seats that he kept for himself.

"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 had said last Tuesday during a press conference of the Mahagathbandhan leaders in Patna.


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