Serial party-hopper Nagmani quits RLSP
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
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.