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Bihar: Upendra Kushwaha’s RLSP lands on verge of split as its Bihar legislators choose to stay with NDA
Both the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) MLAs-- Sudhanshu Shekhar and Lalan Paswan-- and its lone MLC-Sanjiv Singh Shyam- made a statement to this effect at a joint press conference here.
Kushwaha, who is the second BJP ally to quit the Modi government after the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), said in a long letter that the Union Cabinet "has been reduced to a mere rubber stamp".
Kushwaha, whose break-up with the BJP was expected, sharply attacked Modi on a host of issues in his resignation letter, which was also released to the media.
Kushwaha had said that the number of seats the party was offered was not respectable and asked the BJP to do a rethink by November 30.
A formal announcement of RLSP’s exit from NDA is all set to be made at the party’s open-house conference at Motihari in Bihar’s East Champaran district on Thursday.
RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha targets Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on state’s education system, will sit on fast
Kushwaha said RLSP would stay in NDA if the state government accepts the party’s demands for reforms in education.
Upendra Kushwaha made a statement to this effect on Saturday night while talking to a local news channel amid speculations that he might announce his exit from the NDA.
Bihar: Upendra Kushwaha’s RLSP looks set to quit NDA; final decision likely in December 6 conference
Kushwaha on Saturday mounted a veiled attack on BJP for ignoring his demand for more than three seats to contest in next year’s Lok Sabha polls.
The recent announcement of BJP and the JD(U) fighting equal number of a total of 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar has reportedly left it to settle for a lower number of seats in the coalition.
Three other RLSP leaders – Manish Sahni or Vaishali, Manoj Mahato of Khagaul and Sanjay Sah of Siwan – were killed earlier this year.
Kushwaha, who is deeply disappointed with both BJP and JD(U) for not getting more than two seats for his party in the Lok Sabha polls, has made matters worse by accusing Nitish Kumar.
Kushwaha, also a Union minister, met Yadav at the latter's residence and both the leaders were believed to discussed the current political situation, especially in Bihar, RLSP sources said.
Upendra Kushwaha attacks Nitish Kumar, seeks meeting with Amit Shah following reports of 'poaching' of MLAs
Kushwaha, however, has pointed out that any demand for sacrifice by the RLSP was irrational as his party was the only NDA constituent which was denied a ministerial berth in Bihar.
Police wielded the lathi on hundreds of people from the Kushwaha community who were marching towards the Raj Bhawan in Patna chanting slogans against Nitish Kumar.
Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha said there is little doubt the RLSP has gained strength but how much could be a matter of debate.