New Delhi: The Chief Upendra Kushwaha accused by a legislator from Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) for going against his party line, threatening to approach the Election Commission with claims to take over the Bihar-based outfit.
Sudhanshu Shekar the party MLA said “ Both MLAs and one MLC of the party (RLSP) have unanimously announced that we are with the NDA. We are with the coalition which RLSP has been a part of. Upendra Kushwaha has taken a decision at variance with the party’s sentiments”
If remembered Upendra Kushwaha who has resigned from NDA last week over seat sharing has joined forces with the Congress-led opposition block. All the three legislators- Lalan Paswan, Sudhanshu Shekhar, Sanjiv Singh Shyam- of his party in Bihar had opposed the move, sounding a rebellion.
While adding in the same note Mr. Shekhar said “ In fact, Kushwaha has gone against the party line and we would soon approach the Election Commission with out claim that we are the real RLSP. We have the support of many party leaders, including an MP.”
In alliance with the BJP, Mr. Kushwaha party had contested the 2014 general elections, winning 3 Lok Sabha seats. The party sends two MLAs and an MLC to Bihar bicameral assembly.
After Nitish Kumar JDU dumped the RJD and joined the NDA, the relationship between Mr. Kushwaha and BJP had got drawn. Reportedly, the BJP was offering fewer seats to Mr. Kushwaha party in Bihar than it previously contested- a preposition unacceptable to the RSLP leader.