Rashtriya Lok Samta Party chief Upendra Kushwaha on March 14 announced party's merger with Janta Dal (United), said like-minded people in Bihar should come together.
It seems the RLSP has merged with the RJD. Now only former Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha is left in the RLSP, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said.
Betraying people's mandate and alliance partners are his old habits...BJP people should be ready to witness 'Dhokha number 2'," Kushwaha told reporters here.
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Making the announcement at a press conference, Kushwaha insisted that he was not contesting from more than one place out of fear of defeat from his sitting seat but to teach a lesson to both the JD(U) and the BJP which have been jointly conspiring to finish him off politically by destroying his party.
The announcement was made by Tejashwi Yadav at a press conference on Friday, but absence of any senior Congress leader on the occasion showed the party's displeasure over arm-twisting by Lalu Prasad's RJD.
Police lathi charge during RLSP's Jan Aakrosh rally in Patna
Playing down the exit of the TDP and RLSP from the NDA this year, Naqvi said those leaving for their “own political reasons” cannot be stopped.
Two RLSP MLAs and an MLC have opposed Kushwaha's decision to break off ties with the NDA and written to EC claiming control over the party.
Dealing a blow to Kushwaha, both the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) MLAs-- Sudhanshu Shekhar and Lalan Paswan-- and its lone MLC-Sanjiv Singh Shyam- made a statement to this effect at a joint press conference in Patna.
To a question whether a meeting with Congress president Rahul Gandhi was on the cards, he said "I need nobody's permission to meet anyone".
On Wednesday, the RLSP made a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi government and the Nitish Kumar regime in Bihar.
Mercurial RLSP leader Nagamani echoed the prevailing mood on the eve of the meeting with a cryptic remark, "There will be a big explosion in a day or two".
Kushwaha said he would also request Shah to clear the "confusion" over seat-sharing among the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) constituents in the state at the earliest.
A speculation had been rife that the BJP and the JDU could field their candidates on 34 out of the total 40 seats in Bihar, leaving the rest for the Lok Janshakti Party and the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party.
The BJP, the LJP and the RLSP had contested 30, seven and three seats of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar in 2014 and won 22, six and three of them respectively.
Kushwaha has been in news for the past few days with rumours claiming that he was exploring options outside the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA.
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