The word on the streets of Bihar is that RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha is making up, yet again, with JDU boss and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.
Speculation about former Union Minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha joining the Janata Dal (United) is getting stronger in Bihar’s political circles. It is said that talks between the leaders of both the parties is almost finalised.
Statements of the leaders of both the parties are encouraging the rumour that they are not very different from each other.
This is not the first time that Upendra Kushwaha has joined hands with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar or parted ways from him. The RLSP Chief had started his political innings under the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar himself. After this, Kushwaha had parted ways with him twice. Earlier, in November 2009, Kushwaha had merged his Rashtriya Samta Party with the JD(U). Now, however, Kushwaha says he never parted ways with Kumar.
The two parties remembered each other after the results of 2020 Bihar Assembly elections. If the RLSP was wiped out in this Assembly election, the JD(U) did not get too many seats either. Subsequently, the leaders of the two parties realised they need each other.