A day after his ‘bloodshed’ remark, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RSLP) chief Upendra Kushwaha on Wednesday took an expected U-turn and said he had warned that tampering with the result will lead to unrest among people.
“I have not said that it will lead to bloodshed. I had said that earlier we had heard of booth loot and now people are talking of EVM loot,” Kushwaha tried to convince a section of media a day after his controversial statement.
On Tuesday in a joint press conference of Mahagatbandhan, he had warned that any tampering with the result will lead to public anger and blood will then spill on the street.
Responding to Upendra’s call for violence, ostensibly in wake of unfavourable results, Bihar’s Additional General of Police Kundan Krishnan said that even as the Election Commission has taken cognizance of the matter, if there would be any violence reported due to Upendra’s statement, then he would be held responsible for the same.
Union minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Chief Ram Vilas Paswan had also responded to Upendra’s ‘bloodshed’ threat by warning the RLSP chief that there will be ‘tit for tat’.
In an another incident, an independent LS candidate from Buxar brandished a gun during a press conference and referring to the Upendra Kushwaha’s controversial statement. The state police issued an arrest warrant against Ramchandra Yadav and also raided his residence in Kaimur.
Yadav is absconding.
ADG Krishnan also issued the order for the cancellation of the licence of his rifle. “If his weapon is found to be illegal, then a case would also be registered against him under the Arms Act,” said Krishnan.