Trouble in Bihar NDA: RLSP warns BJP to get rid of Nitish Kumar’s JD(U)
Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha’s Rashtriya Lok Samata Party, an NDA member, on Sept 22 challenged its ally BJP to get rid of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections
The Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) on Saturday, September 22 challenged its ally the Bharatiya Janata Party to get rid of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. RLSP and JD(U) are both members of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
The statement from RLSP Bihar state president Nagmani comes at a time when seat-sharing talks between BJP and JD(U) are reportedly at the final stage. "BJP should get rid of JD(U), which has a social support base of 1.5% while RLSP has a social support base of 10%," Nagmani told media in Patna.
Nagmani also said that there is a pressure to force RLSP to walk away from the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance. "BJP will be a major loser if RLSP joins the Grand Alliance of Rashtriya Janata Dal, Congress and Hindustani Awam Morcha," he said.
RJD spokesperson Mrityunjaya Tiwari has also said that the RLSP would soon join the Grand Alliance.
JD(U) spokesperson Ahay Alok has refused to comment on the matter.