Boycott Bihar Assembly polls threaten Maoists

Gaya (Bihar), Oct 26 (ANI): The Maoists have issued new threat to the people of Bihar's Gaya District to boycott the Assembly polls in the State.

The Maoists pasted posters all across Bihar's Gaya District on Monday threatening locals with dire consequences if they voted.

"What are we going to do in the elections? On one hand, the Maoists threaten us to boycott the elections whereas the political parties ask us to cast our votes. But how can we vote under so much of threat. If we vote we will also be killed," said Vishnu Paswan, a resident of Barachatti block division here.

" We are not given any kind of protection. The police will be there for one or two hours and then they will run away. What are we going to do after that?" he added.

Meanwhile, the police said that they are keeping a vigil on suspicious elements and are carrying out continuous raids to stop Maoist activities.

"The Maoists keep giving such threats but the police and administration are on alert and continuous raids are being carried out with the help of paramilitary forces to stop Maoist activities," said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Amit Lodha.

Campaigning for the third phase of Bihar Assembly polls will end this evening.

The third phase of election will take place on October 28 for 48 seats.

The fourth phase of election will take place on November1 for 42 seats, the fifth phase on November 9 for 25 seats and the sixth and last phase on November 20 for 26 seats.

Counting of votes will take place on November 24. (ANI)

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