In an exclusive interview, Upendra Kushwaha, leader of Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP), tells Outlook the Grand Alliance is intact and that the alliance will win upcoming Bihar assembly elections.
RLSP leader Upendra Kushwaha courted controversy for calling BJP double-faced and comparing the party to the person who plays Sita in Ram Leela but smokes cigarette backstage.
The 'mahagathbandhan' in Bihar on Friday announced the seats to be contested by each of the alliance partners -- the RJD, Congress, RLSP, HAM and VIP -- in phases three to seven of the general elections.
The LJD and RLSP are part of the Grand Alliance in Bihar comprising of Rashtriya Janata Dal, Congress and Jiten Ram Manjhi-led Hindustani Awam Morcha.
The saffron alliance had swept the Lok Sabha elections in 2014, winning 31 of the state's 40 seats.
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.
Earlier in the day, the Minister told the media that he will not participate in the NDA meeting at Parliament House complex slated to be held at 4 p.m.
A party leader on condition of anonymity said that Upendra Kushwaha is also likely to put in his papers as union minister.
This reaction come as after RLSP chief and Union Minister Upender Kushwaha failed to meet BJP president Amit Shah in Delhi twice.
Kushwaha, also a Union minister, met Yadav at the latter's residence and both the leaders were believed to discussed the current political situation, especially in Bihar.
His comment came with a disclaimer that his remark does not mean that he is asking for the CM’s resignation.
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