Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha quit the BJP-led NDA Alliance while stepping down as a Minister in the Narendra Modi Government. However, Kushwaha’s party soon turned a divided house with its two MLAs expressing their unhappiness over the decision to quit the NDA.
A senior party leader termed his party chief’s decision a “bad move”.
RLSP’s two leaders Sudhnshu Sekhar and Lalan Paswan said they did not agree with Kushwaha, saying they would continue with the NDA.
While Sekhar hinted that he may join Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United, Lalan Paswan said he was “strongly in favour of continuing in the NDA”.
A senior RLSP leader, Bhagwan Singh Kushwaha, who is also the party General Secretary, urged Upendra Kushwaha to do a rethinking over his decision.
Earlier in the day, Upendra Kushwaha sent his resignation to Modi, saying he (PM Modi) had failed to live up to the promises made to the people of Bihar. He was a Minister of State for Human Resource Development in the PM Modi government.