Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bihar ally Upendra Kushwaha quit as union minister and exited the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Monday in a move that had been anticipated for months because of his growing resentment with another ally, Nitish Kumar, and his dominance in seat-share for the 2019 general election. Mr Kushwaha is also expected to join a big opposition meet to discuss a common strategy to fight the BJP next year.
However, minutes after their chief's exit from NDA, two of the MPs from Upendra Kushwaha-led RLSP are all set to resign from their post and join Nitish Kumar's JD(U).
Meanwhile, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha has submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he has briefly mentioned the issue which led to his decision to quit NDA. Republic TV has accessed Kushwaha's letter and here are the important points mentioned in the letter:
"As the Prime Minister, it was my was my sincere anticipation that that you would work in the interest of Bihar and fulfill the promises you made to the poor and farmers and give India a accountable government. But having served in your council for the past 55 months, I stand dejected and betrayed by your leadership", the letter read.
"The promise of providing special package to Bihar has been the biggest Jumla". it further reads.
He further spoke about the problems in the educational system in the state:
"Moreover, Education system in the state has collapsed, my party brought all issue to the notice of state government from time to time through various programs".
He further spoke about "failing healthcare facilities" and communal violence. He further goes on to conclude:
"For the reasons mentioned above, it has now become untenable for me to continue in your council".
Read the full letter below: