The chief of Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) Upendra Kushwaha, a Bihar politician, resigned at the centre as Union Minister. He tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Delhi stating, “I stand dejected, betrayed by your leadership”.
Kushwaha is against the NDA agenda being forced into universities and everywhere else. But he announced he has no intention of attending the ‘grand alliance’ against BJP meet scheduled for today.
The resignation happened because of Kushwaha was against the cut to gain in BJP’s seat sharing tactics in the upcoming 2019 General Assembly elections. RLSP is BJP’s ally in Bihar. The chinks in the alliance happened when in October JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar announced with BJP President Amit Shah on dias that both BJP and JD(U) will contest for equal number of seats. The rest in the alliance will get a minor share.
After this statement by Nitish Kumar, Kushwaha met with RJD Tejashwi Yadav at Arwal in Bihar.
It is also learnt that RLSP is likely to join hands with RJD, Congress and Sharad Yadav’s new Loktantrik Janshakti Party.