Upendra Kushwaha-Led Rashtriya Lok Samata Party Likely To Sever Ties With The NDA

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New Delhi: A senior party leader said that the Upendra Kushwaha-led Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) is likely to sever ties with the NDA and a formal announcement would be made any time now.

The leader said on condition of anonymity that Kushwaha is also likely to put in his papers as Union minister. Kushwaha is the minister of state for HRD in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the Centre.

“That (Kushwaha’s resignation) is just a formality which would be completed once he visits the national capital and meets the prime minister,” the leader said. On Wednesday, the RLSP made a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi government and the Nitish Kumar regime in Bihar.

Kushwaha, who is authorised to take necessary political decisions at a two-day Chintan Shivir (brainstorming session) of the RLSP, held in this remote forest sanctuary in West Champaran and attended by members of national and state executives, is scheduled to address a rally at Motihari on Thursday.

The party leader said the RLSP’s tough stance made it amply clear that “our association with the NDA, which means the BJP and Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP, is over for all practical purposes. We had no alliance with Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) in any case. He returned to the coalition only last year, while we had been a part of the NDA since 2014”.

In a strongly-worded, four-page resolution, the RLSP expressed grave concern over many objectionable and unnecessary decisions taken by the BJP and the central government in the recent past.

It said “we are not opposed to construction of mosques and temples. But this is not the function of political parties and their meddling in such matters causes tensions in society and diverts the attention of the public from real issues”.

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