Upendra Kushwaha, the Janata Dal (United) parliamentary board chief, warned of a "plot being formed to weaken the Bihar CM on Tuesday".
New Delhi: Politics in Bihar have once again seemed to be soaring as Upendra Kushwaha, the Janata Dal (United) parliamentary board chief, warned of a “plot being formed to weaken the Bihar CM on Tuesday” and stated that he joined the party to support Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Kushwaha recently met with BJP leaders at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, sparking rumours that he might join the BJP.
The meeting between Kushwaha and the Bihar BJP leader on Friday evening prompted speculation regarding Kushwaha’s upcoming political move.
There is also talk that Kushwaha might float his own party and join the NDA fold if he decides not to join the BJP.
I merged my party, the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP), with the JD (U) to provide strength to Kumar as he needed it. “Kumar has become weak in recent times, but I am standing with Nitishji,” said Kushwaha while extending support to Kumar.
Meanwhile, JD(U) national president Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh said that Kushwaha should not overestimate himself because he did nothing to make the JD(U) a strong force.
Kushwaha made his remarks after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar didn’t comment on him and urged his partymen not to react. Kushwaha is aiming to become the deputy CM of Bihar. CM Kumar, however, cleared the air earlier this month that there would be no deputy chief minister in Bihar.
Currently, Kushwaha is an MLC (member of the legislative council). He merged his party, the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP), with the JD-U in March 2021, after it performed miserably in the 2020 assembly polls.