Soon after he was inducted into the JD(U), Kumar announced Kushwaha's appointment as the national parliamentary board president "with immediate effect".
When asked what his role will be like after the merger, Kushwaha said that he has left it on CM Nitish Kumar to decide and further hinted that he would work for boosting the education sector.
Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Tejashwi Yadav, along with party state chief Jagdanand Singh gave them the primary memberships of the party.
Under the leadership of Upendra Kushwaha, the party had failed to secure even a single seat in the 243 member Bihar Assembly.
Raju Tiwari -- Bihar parliamentary board president of LJP -- alleged that JD(U) was defeated due to Nitish Kumar's insistence on fighting in more seats.
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Former state president of JD(U) Vashishtha Narayan Singh also attended the meeting between Nitish Kumar and Kushwaha.
The meeting comes in the wake of the return of BJP's senior Muslim face Shahnawaz Hussain through the state legislative council election.
This was part of the first ‘Milan programme’ organised by the BJP since the Assembly polls held late last year. “It is just the beginning.
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Hussain may be asked to make the party's base stronger in minority-dominated Seemanchal areas where the AIMIM has won the five seats in 2020 Assembly elections.
JDU national spokesperson and a close aide of Nitish Kumar, KC Tyagi, also aired the same view.
Singh's statement assumes significance in the backdrop of opposition leaders speaking of political instability in the state in view of alleged lack of compatibility between BJP and JDU.
Kushwaha is considered closest to the national president of JDU RCP Singh and is supposed to have a strong hold on the Kushwaha community.
Why is the government running away from questions, Tejashwi said, adding that how will the peoples' representatives ask questions if the session does not work to its full length.
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Nitish Kumar said, "These kind of claims are totally baseless. People are making all kinds of claims. There is no substance to what he is saying."