Upendra Kushwaha Upset Over Seat-sharing Allotment With BJP

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:


  • Upendra Kushwaha has asked for an apology from Nitish Kumar
  • Kushwaha refuses to meet Amit Shah, says that he would only meet him if Shah initiates

As the clock ticks closer to the Lok Sabha elections, the political sphere is unfolding with drama, this time its the leader of Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), Upendra Kushwaha. Conflicts have aroused with respect to the seat-sharing in Bihar. 

The allotment of two seats for the RLSP party has offended Upendra Kushwaha who complained of Amit Shah refusing to meet him.

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“The party has decided that Nitesh Kumar should tender a public apology or take his words back. Nitish Kumar is trying to break my party and lure MLAs. The party has rejected the number of seats offered to my party by Bhupendra Yadav, it's not an honourable offer. I will not try to meet Amit Shah anymore, as I have tried my best but now I will only meet him only if he tries to meet me. I will try to meet Narendra Modi as I am a part of his cabinet,” said Upendra Kushwaha 

Kushwaha, in a firm statement, suggested that he would wait until November 30 and make a decision for the benefit of his party. 

Speaking on the difference erupting because of seats in the upcoming election Kushwaha said, “I will not share how many seats the BJP has offered me but will wait till November 30 for Amit Shah’s call for meeting me. Or else, my party will have to take some decision and if he does not want to meet me, he should let me know. I have tried to meet him enough to discuss seat-sharing.” 

Although, as far as seat-hearing is concerned, the decision is already made where BJP and Janata Dal (United) will contest for 17 seats each, while 4 to the Lok Janshakti Party and 2 seats are allotted for RLSP. As Janta Dal is a new entry in the alliance with BJP, the party believes that Nitish Kumar is a bigger player than anybody else in the politics of Bihar. 

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Whereas, Bhupendra Yadav, the in-charge of Bihar elections has already communicated to Kushwaha that two-seats are allotted to RLSP.