During the lathi charge that took place while the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) workers were marching over their demands, party chief Upendra Kushwaha along with other party workers got injured.
Following the lathi charge, interacting with journalists Kushwaha alleged that the Nitish government is opposed to education and this is why during the march, police were made to perform lathi charge.
According to the information received, the latthi charge took place to control the crowd at the Patna Post Office, during which stampede took place, leaving several injured.
Before the march took place at Raj Bhavan, the state education minister, Krishnanand Verma snipped back on RLSP’s decision of organising the march. While interacting with media, Verma said, “Upendra Kushwaha did nothing for Bihar while he was a Minister at Centre. Today he is performing a march at Raj Bhavan.”
In December after Kushwaha gave his ultimatum to BJP to solve the seat sharing issue ahead of Lok Sabha Polls 2019, following no response from either Amit Shah or PM Modi, he had left the NDA alliance.
Kushwaha had joined UPA on December 20 declaring that his party Rashtriya Lok Samta Party will contest the elections as part of the Mahagathbandhan. He had said, “Nitish Kumar is a big conspirator. He got help from Delhi government. He decided that Kushwaha has to be demolished so that he will not be able to take up the issues of Bihar.”
“It is unfortunate that priority of the government is not to work for the poor but to fix political opponents by hook or by crook”, Upendra Kushwaha had written in his resignation letter to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
Kushwaha was the Minister of State for Human Resource Development in the BJP-led NDA government.