Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday suspected that Upendra Kushwaha, a key aide who has of late fallen out of favour with him, may very well be “in contact” with the BJP.
Nitish Kumar was replying to queries of journalists about Mr Kushwaha, the JD(U)’s disgruntled parliamentary board chief, claiming that the occasion had grown “weak” in current instances and that senior leaders within the occasion remained in contact with the BJP regardless of the nasty break up in August final 12 months.
“He ought to identify at the very least one chief who’s in contact (with BJP). The one who himself desires to get in contact is making such allegations”, snapped Mr Kumar.
“He might speak nonsense for so long as he pleases and go away the day he needs to”, added the JD(U) supremo who additionally rubbished Kushwaha’s declare that the occasion had grown weak, stating “the most recent membership drive noticed our energy swell from lower than 50 lakh to 75 lakh”.
Mr Kushwaha returned to the JD(U) in 2021, eight years after quitting, merging his Rashtriya Lok Samata Social gathering and apart from the respectable occasion publish, was shortly rewarded with a berth within the legislative council.
Issues turned bitter between the mentor and protégé lately when reviews surfaced in a bit of the media that Mr Kushwaha may change into a Deputy CM, evoking a robust denial from Kumar who made it clear that RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav would stay the only occupant of the publish.
JD(U) insiders consider that the reviews may need appeared on the occasion of Mr Kushwaha himself, who has a fame for being very bold.
Final week, Mr Kushwaha was in Delhi to bear a medical examine up and his footage with some BJP leaders at AIIMS went viral on social media which is being seen as a “deliberate leak” by these in assist of Mr Kushwaha.
The parliamentary board chief was snubbed by the occasion on Tuesday when he was not invited to a perform attended by the chief minister and most different leaders of consequence in JD(U).
The perform noticed the Chief Minister, in his handle, making a veiled reference to Mr Kushwaha planning to abandon the occasion, once more, whereby he was rehabilitated after spending a very long time in political wilderness.
“He by no means conveyed to me if he had any unfulfilled ambitions. He might go wherever he likes. Although right here he enjoys respect”, Mr Kumar had advised reporters on the sidelines of the perform once they requested him for a extra direct remark.
Mr Kushwaha has made it clear that he “won’t ever change into a member of the BJP” however remained evasive on the query of floating a celebration and becoming a member of the NDA forward of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
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