In his resignation letter, Kushwaha accused the PM of lowering the cupboard to a “rubber stamp” and “betraying backward classes” and Bihar with rhetoric or jumlas. “It (NDA) won’t be capable to open its account in the state this time,” Kushwaha claimed, alleging that the government was “fixing” political opponents and employing the RSS’s agenda.
The enhancement induced no surprise for the reason that of BJP’s studied indifference in the direction of the RLSP leader’s community lament that he had been supplied limited shrift.
The junior HRD minister joined the NDA before the 2014 polls right after Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, his mentor-turned-adversary, remaining the alliance. The decision paid off as the Modi wave assisted RLSP gain all a few seats it contested — a functionality which landed him an MoS berth in the central ministry.
Nevertheless, matters turned rough for him immediately after Kumar’s return to NDA, rendering RLSP’s existence in the coalition untenable. The previous minister tried using to venture himself as a “loyal” ally while painting Kumar as an “opportunist”, but this did not reduce considerably ice with a tricky-nosed BJP management which was keen to gloss around the Bihar CM’s defection for the reason that of the worth he brings to the NDA.
In the 2015 assembly elections, Kumar, in alliance with Lalu, had triumphed over the BJP-led alliance by enlisting the aid of Kushwahas — the neighborhood the RLSP chief signifies.
The arrangement involving BJP and JD(U) to contest an equivalent quantity of Lok Sabha seats shrunk the selections for Kushwaha as he confronted the dire prospect of RLSP receiving just a person seat, his individual, to contest. He is probably to be accommodated in the RJD-led alliance. “People thought ‘achchhe din’ will appear. It did not occur. Bihar continues to be wherever it was,” Kushwaha stated.