Se­rial party-hop­per Nag­mani quits RLSP

The New Indian Express - - INDIA - ANAND ST DAS

Upen­dra Kush­waha was a goat be­fore I joined his party. He used to bleat like a goat. I and my sup­port­ers made him wear the tiger’s skin and turned him into a tiger

Nag­mani

SE­RIAL party-hop­per and for­mer min­is­ter Nag­mani on Sun­day quit for­mer Union min­is­ter Upen­dra Kush­waha’s Rashtriya Lok Sa­mata Party (RLSP) two days af­ter prais­ing Bi­har Chief Min­is­ter Ni­tish Ku­mar at a pro­gramme and in­di­cat­ing his tilt to­wards the JD(U). RLSP chief Upen­dra Kush­waha had is­sued Nag­mani, who hails from the sig­nif­i­cant Ko­eri (Kush­waha) com­mu­nity, a show­cause no­tice over his “anti-party ac­tiv­i­ties” and stripped him of the post of work­ing pres­i­dent. “Upen­dra Kush­waha was a goat be­fore I joined his party. He used to bleat like a goat. I and my sup­port­ers made him wear the tiger’s skin and turned him into a tiger. We will once again turn him into a goat and he will bleat,” said Nag­mani while an­nounc­ing his res­ig­na­tion. Nag­mani ac­cused Kush­waha of ac­cept­ing money for al­lot­ting LS tick­ets. “There was no lathi-charge on him (Kush­waha)... He had asked his aides to cre­ate con­fu­sion (dur­ing RLSP work­ers’ protest march) so that he would pre­tend to fall on the ground,” said Nag­mani about the Fe­bru­ary 2 in­ci­dent. RLSP lead­ers de­scribed Nag­mani’s al­le­ga­tions as base­less. “Nag­mani was lob­by­ing for tick­ets in the polls for him­self and his wife (for­mer min­is­ter Su­chi­tra Sinha),” said RLSP gen­eral sec­re­tary Satyanand Dangi.

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