The Political Tussle in Bihar between Janta Dal (United) and Rashtriya Lok Samta party intensified on Saturday as the RLSP Chief Upendra Kushwaha rejected the BJP’s offer of two seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha Battle. In the party’s executive that held today, Upendra Kushwaha not only rejected the BJP’s offer but also issued an Ultimatum to give the ‘honorable’ seats and set November 30 as the deadline.
The RLSP Chief said that he expects that the BJP will answer all their questions by the end of this month. “Amit Shah didn’t give time to meet him, and now he will not meet anyone except PM Narendra Modi” he further added, “ I want to be with NDA but people who don’t want to see Narendra Modi as PM is misguiding him”. In a party executive meet, Upendra Kushawaha said the BJP’s offer of two seats is not acceptable.
He also lashes out on Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and accused him of resorting to ‘dirty tricks’ to break RLSP. The timing of the meeting is crucial as the party is in a political tussle with JDU and seeking BJP’s intervention.
In the last General Elections 2014, RLSP contesting under NDA umbrella had won all three seats in the state. BJP offered two seats for the 2019 Lok Sabha Election, but the party is not ready to make any settlement for less than four seats.
Reportedly, Kushwaha met former MP and Loktantrik Janta Dal Chief Sharad Yadav, and send a message that RLSP drifting towards the anti-BJP Alliance in Bihar. Both Yadav and Kushwaha accuses Nitish Kumar of breaking their party and wants BJP to intervene on the issue.
However, a BJP leader familiar with the told that party is not much concerned about the RLSP drifting to RJD alliance and will not offer anything over two seats.