Patna: Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) Chief Upendra Kushwaha can make a major announcement on December 6 over the issue of withdrawing support from Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in Bihar. Sources close to Kushwaha told Newsd that the deadline is now over and the party president will make an announcement in the national executive meeting of RLSP in Motihari.
“The decision will be announced in the presence of Sharad Yadav who is also invited to attend the rally by the party in Motihari,” confirmed the source.
Kushwaha has given an ultimatum to BJP over the seat sharing issue in Bihar till November 30.
RLSP chief was expecting Prime Minister Modi to interfere in the seat sharing issues after the BJP national president Amit Shah and Janata Dal-United (JDU) chief Nitish Kumar made an announcement over the seat-sharing formula for Bihar regarding the upcoming Lok Sabha election 2019.
Kushwaha who has expressed his disagreement over the seat-sharing formula has also reiterated his support to PM Modi but getting no response from him is also quite humiliating and party workers are in favor of parting ways with NDA, said the source.
Why BJP is not so keen on keeping ties with Kushwaha?
However, the BJP leaders in Bihar have made it clear to RLSP chief time and again that they are not very keen on keeping ties with RLSP. Deputy CM Sushil Modi has also lashed out against Kushwaha and termed his demand irrelevant.
“Kushwaha vote bank is very limited and for his caste vote we have Nitish Kumar JDU, he also has no self-respect after our party Chief denied meeting him in New Delhi. He is ‘Thethar’ (stubborn) and will realise his reality in next Lok Sabha polls,” said a former BJP MLA to Newsd.
Kushwaha has asked for more number of seats from BJP in the state but it has not been addressed yet so far. However, sources close to BJP said that party won’t announce first to withdraw ties with RLSP, but also won’t stop them either.