Upendra Kushwaha resigns as Union minister
RLSP president Upendra Kushwaha resigned from the Union council of ministers and walked out of the BJP led NDA on Monday, before Parliament’s Winter Session begins.
Upendra Kushwaha, in his resignation letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was “dejected” and “betrayed” by the PM’s leadership according to the party source. “It is unfortunate that the government’s priority is not to work for the poor and oppressed, but to fix political oppon by hook or crook,” Kushwaha said in the letter.
The Rashtriya Lok Samta Party chief Upendra Kushwaha also held a press conference here in which he announced him has quit the Natio Democratic Alliance. “I have left NDA, other option is open, “he said”.
Kushwaha also attacked Nitish Kumar, saying the Bihar chief minister was against him.
The RLSP chief is likely to meet Congress president Rahul Gandhi later in the day.
Welcoming Kushwaha’s resignation, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Jay Prakash Narayan he has taken the right decision which is in favour of democracy and now, he should decide his future course of action to remove the BJP from power.
Kushwaha had been targeting the BJP and Kumar, a key ally of the ruling party, for weeks.
He was upset with the BJP after it asserted that the RLSP would not been given more than two seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, even as it went out of way to accommodate Kumar by agreeing that the saffron party and the JD(U) would fight equaled number of seats.
The RLSP may join handed with the opposition, which includes Lalu Prasad’s RJD and the Congress.
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