Pune: Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief and former Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha said countdown of the BJP had begun in the wake of the drubbing faced by the BJP in the Assembly elections.
The statement comes after two days he severed ties with the BJP a resigned from the Union council of ministers, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of reducing the Cabinet to a rubber stamp betraying backward classes and giving Bihar only jumlas (fake promises).
While answering the snapped ties with the NDA Upendra Kushwaha said “ I joined the NDA on the agenda of development, but over the years I realized that after forming the government, they were working on the development of their own agenda, which is that of the RSS”
He also added that he chose to snap ties with the NDA since the RSS agenda was not suitable either for the country or for his party.
At Pune event, the former minister of state for HRD was interacting with reporters and said that after the defeat in the Hindi heartland states, the countdown of the BJP has begun. He added, “No power in the world can save them from getting defeated.”
On the question of his party would be part of the mega-alliance against the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls he said “ the party will discuss, deliberate and adopt the options that are available against the NDA”
Mr. Kushwaha also attended ‘Lane Pratibheche’ a cultural programme organized to mark the 78th birthday of NCP chief Sharad Pawar after talking to reporters.
The RLSP leader said at the event that “ Pawar is the senior most politician in India today. He has helped me in my times of struggle in politics. His service to this nation is invaluable. I wish Pawar saheb a healthy life and he should continue to serve the people”