"Plot To Kill": Bihar Grand Alliance Candidate Injured In Road Accident

Upendra Prasad was headed to Aurangabad for election campaigning when the accident happened at National Highway-139.

'Plot To Kill': Bihar Grand Alliance Candidate Injured In Road Accident

Police have said investigation is on in the case.

Highlights

  • Upendra Prasad was injured in a road accident on Saturday night
  • Mr Prasad, his party workers have alleged it was a conspiracy to kill him
  • Upendra Prasad is Grand Alliance candidate from Bihar's Aurgangabad
Auragabad:

Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular leader Upendra Prasad, the Grand Alliance candidate from Bihar's Aurgangabad, was injured in a road accident on Saturday night when a speeding Bolero hit his car.

The HAM-S leader was headed to Aurangabad for election campaigning when the accident happened at National Highway-139.

Soon after the accident, his supporters started protesting at the road. Police reached the accident site and arrested two people.

Mr Prasad and party workers have alleged it was a conspiracy to kill him. "A speeding car came from the wrong side and tried to drag our car. Our driver showed presence of mind and used emergency brakes and we were saved. This was undoubtedly a plot to kill me," he said.

Police have said investigation is on in the case.

"We reached the accident site when we got the information that the Mahagathbandan (Grand Alliance) candidate has been injured in an accident. Two people have been arrested and probe is on in the case," said a police officer.

The Congress- Rashtriya Janata Dal Grand Alliance announced the seat-sharing deal in Bihar last week. Lalu Prasad Yadav's RJD will contest on 20 seats, and Congress will contest on nine seats.Ex-Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's HAM-S has got three seats.

Bihar will vote on the first day of seven-phase polling on April 11.

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