In the Modi government, Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha’s party Rashtriya Lok Samata Party can be separate from the NDA government. A senior party leader said on Wednesday that the formal announcement in this regard is likely to be done on Thursday. On condition of anonymity, the leader said that Kushwaha is likely to resign from the post of Union minister. Kushwaha is now the Minister of State for Human Resource Development at the Center. The leader said that Kushwaha’s resignation is merely a formality that will be done after visiting his national capital and meeting with the Prime Minister. RLSP has sharply criticized the Narendra Modi government and Nitish Kumar’s government in Bihar on Wednesday. Kushwaha was authorized to take political decisions in the party’s contemplation camp in Valmiki Nagar.
Kushwaha will address a rally in Motihari on Thursday. The party leader said that with the tough attitude of RLSP it became clear now that our alliance was with the NDA which is now over. He said that having RLSP in the NDA meant that there was an alliance with BJP and LJP. We have no coalition with Nitish Kumar’s JDU. He has joined the coalition last year, while we are part of the NDA since 2014.
According to information received from sources, Upendra Kushwaha can meet Congress President Rahul Gandhi on December 10 at New Delhi and after that, he will announce the release of the NDA and then resign from the Union Cabinet too. However, Bihar Congress leader Kausab Qadri has clearly said that if Upendra Kushwaha comes out of NDA, he will be welcomed in the alliance, but there is no vacancy for CM post here.
Both the MLAs and MPs of the party were not present in RLSP’s Chintan Shivir camp. Even before this, he had rhetoric against Upendra Kushwaha and had told him to be in the NDA. However, MP Ramkumar Sharma tried his best to bring Kushwaha back.