Kushwaha slams Nitish; NDA fracture in Bihar expands

The NDA in Bihar has opened, Upendra Kushwaha, Union Minister and Party Leader Rashtriya Lok Samata (RLSP), accusing Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of targeting him as a result information that the JD (U) would have courted two of its legislators.

Mr Kushwaha's comments come a few minutes after his meeting with opposition leader and former JD (U) President Sharad Yadav. Mr. Yadav had left the party last year after Mr. Kumar joined the BJP. Since then, he has rallied opposition parties to form an anti-BJP front.

"Nitish Kumar is used to partying. I do not know why he came down to destroy me and my party. But no matter what he does, he can not hurt me, "Kushwaha told reporters alongside Yadav.

His meeting with Yadav gave rise to speculation that he could finally change sides. Call Mr Yadav, his marg darshak or guide, he said that the meeting was for the sole purpose of discussing issues related to social justice. In addition to his disagreements with Kumar, Kushwaha was dissatisfied with the BJP's split-seat formula. In 2014, RLSP competed and won three seats. But in 2019 he will only get two seats.

He had previously met the leader of Rashtriya Janata Dal, Tejashwi Yadav.

The latest attack on the leader of JD (U) is due to reports that Southern Sudan MP Sudhanshu Shekhar met with newly appointed Vice President JD (U) Prashant Kishor. According to rumors, he and another legislator, Lalan Paswan, would change position at JD (U).

Kushwaha said the BJP must interfere in the standoff between him and the chief minister of Bihar. "We are both in the NDA and we are supposed to work together. I do not think Nitishji should do all this. "He also asked to meet BJP President Amit Shah to discuss the problem of his" humiliation. "He alleged that Mr. Kumar had called him Neech (low birth rate) in one of his interactions with reporters.

The BJP is however not in the mood to support it against the JD (U). Sushil Modi, deputy minister of Bihar, said: "Nitish Kumar has never used the word NEECH in its relations with the media. I was present in the program. Some leaders are still trying to become martyrs but will not succeed. "