The Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief and former Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha, who had recently quit NDA and also from the union cabinet, has received a major jolt from his own party’s three legislators in Bihar. They refused to follow him in this regard and announced that they will continue in NDA.
His party is having two MLAs and one MLC in Bihar. All of them declared that they are real “RLSP” and they are still with the NDA. They accused party president Upendra Kushwaha of pursuing personal interests in announcing a break up with the coalition.
Both the MLAs– Sudhanshu Shekhar and Lalan Paswan– and its lone MLC-Sanjiv Singh Shyam- made a statement to this effect at a joint press conference here. They also pitched for a ministerial berth for Shekhar a first-term MLA and the youngest among the three.
They said that they will also approach the Election Commission with the claim that they represent the real RLSP and they enjoy the support of most workers and office-bearers in the party. Shyam made it clear that the RLSP was heading towards a split.
RLSP which fought the 2014 general election as well the 2015 state polls as a NDA constituent has altogether three MPs, including Kushwaha, two MLAs and One MLC in Bihar.