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Former Union minister Kushwaha tells supporters to pick up arms to protect EVMs

IANS  |  Patna 

Opposition RLSP and former Union Kushwaha on Tuesday reacted angrily to reports of alleged tampering of EVMs by the ruling NDA, urging party workers and supporters to pick up arms for "protection" of votes.

Kushwaha, who dumped the BJP-led last year and joined the Grand Alliance, said if an attempt was made to "loot" votes, people should pick up arms for protection of votes.

"We will do anything for protection of votes and would not allow any attempt to tamper with the EVMs," he said.

Kushwaha belongs to the agrarian backward caste of Koeris which has a sizable population in

Kushwaha, who himself contested the Lok Sabha election from two seats of Ujiyarpur and Karakat, was upset over reports of Elecgroniv Voting Machines being transported without any security in neighbouring

A video clip on also showed RJD workers encountering a vehicle with EVMs in Maharajganj constituency in

Earlier and former and also raised fears over EVM tampering and urged the to give an explanation to the people.

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First Published: Tue, May 21 2019. 23:44 IST
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