Bihar: In a convention organized by a media company, Rashtriya Lok Samta Party chief Upendra Kushwaha said, “My party considers Rahul Gandhi as a candidate for the post of Prime Minister”.
Though he targeted Nitish Kumar on the the education system of the state, Kushwaha clarified that he has no personal fight with Kumar.
Kushwaha said that party is made up of thousands of workers and not just MPs and MLAs, when asked about factionalism in RLSP. On a question asking Kushwaha if he considers Tejashwi Yadav as his leader, the chief said, “Every person of the country has the ability to become a leader.”
Earlier, 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, Kushwaha 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.”
Kushwaha was the Minister of State for Human Resource Development in the Modi government.