RLSP Eyes Six Seats in Lok Sabha Polls

The Day After - - STATES DIARY -

Af­ter the con­tro­ver­sial ‘Kheer’ re­marks by Upen­dra kush­waha, the RLSP is de­mand­ing six seats in Bi­har for the 2019 Lok Sabha elec­tions to ac­com­mo­date all its se­nior lead­ers as ma­jor­ity of state Kush­waha lead­ers have joined RLSP. Sources say the party is also in touch with the RJD in case they don’t get a de­cent of­fer from the BJP. Two se­nior lead­ers — Bhag­wan Singh Kush­waha and Nag­mani — met Lalu Prasad in Mum­bai last month in this re­gard.

“Our leader has de­manded that an agree­ment of seats must be reached much ahead of polls in the state, so that ev­ery­one gets enough time for prepa­ra­tion,” says Nag­mani. But Nag­mani de­nies any such meet­ing. “This is not true. I never met Lalu Ya­dav and Bhag­wan Singhji is anti-Lalu,” he says. He said that RLSP has 10 per­cent vote share while Ni­tish Ku­mar has mere 3 per­cent loyal vote share.

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