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Former BJP ally and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party chief Upendra Kushwaha Sunday cautioned the saffron party that Nitish Kumar will “betray” it and it should be ready for “Dhokha number 2” from the JD(U) president .(PTI Photo)

Be ready for Nitish’s ‘dhokha number 2’: Kushwaha warns BJP

Patna | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 12:42 PM IST
Upendra Kushwaha was talking to reporters here after a meeting of his party to discuss the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls.
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha speaks after joining the grand alliance during a press conference at AICC in New Delhi, Thursday(File)
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha speaks after joining the grand alliance during a press conference at AICC in New Delhi, Thursday(File)

RLSP in hand, eyes on LJP, Grand Alliance waits for 2019

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar, Patna:
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2018 09:01 AM IST
The Grand Alliance is of the view that RLSP chief’s entry would help them challenge chief minister Nitish Kumar’s sway over Kushwahas and mobilise a major chunk of these votes (estimated at 8%).
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha.(AP file photo)
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha.(AP file photo)

Upendra Kushwaha joins Grand Alliance in Bihar, says he was humiliated in NDA

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 08:29 PM IST
Kushwaha quit the NDA in Bihar over the seat allocation for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He had been sulking since the BJP declared that the RLSP would not be given more than two seats .
Patna, India - Nov. 17, 2018:Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) Chief Upendra Kushwaha addressing a press conference on seat-sharing arrangement among the ruling NDA constituents in Bihar in Patna, India, on Saturday, November 17, 2018. (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
Patna, India - Nov. 17, 2018:Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) Chief Upendra Kushwaha addressing a press conference on seat-sharing arrangement among the ruling NDA constituents in Bihar in Patna, India, on Saturday, November 17, 2018. (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)

Upendra Kushwaha’s exit will dent NDA’s poll prospect, say experts

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 05:02 PM IST
Kushwaha resigned on Monday as the Union minister of state for human resource development as he quit the National Democratic Alliance, which has set a target to win all the Lok Sabha seats from Bihar in the Lok Sabha elections next year.
Upendra Kushwaha on Thursday launched a scathing attack against both the BJP government at the Centre as well as the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) government in Bihar.(PTI)
Upendra Kushwaha on Thursday launched a scathing attack against both the BJP government at the Centre as well as the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) government in Bihar.(PTI)

‘Schools, not temples’: Kushwaha’s double-barrelled attack on BJP, JD(U)

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2018 06:46 PM IST
Upendra Kushwaha criticised the ruling BJP at the Centre and said that political parties should not be building temples, instead they should be building schools to help educate the people of the state.
After nearly three weeks of mud-slinging and in a first step to bury the hatchet in the NDA, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar tried to clear the controversy over his ‘neech (low)’ remarks allegedly targeted at Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief and union minister of state for HRD, Upendra Kushwaha.(PTI File Photo)
After nearly three weeks of mud-slinging and in a first step to bury the hatchet in the NDA, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar tried to clear the controversy over his ‘neech (low)’ remarks allegedly targeted at Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief and union minister of state for HRD, Upendra Kushwaha.(PTI File Photo)

Nitish Kumar reaches out to ‘hurt’ Upendra Kushwaha with denial over ‘neech’ remark

Hindustan Times | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 08:59 PM IST
Nitish Kumar clarified before his legislators that his statement that led to bitterness in NDA was ‘misinterpreted’ and he never used the word ‘neech (low)’ during a TV programme against any leader.
Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday had said he was in favour of Narendra Modi returning as prime minister in 2019, “but will not tolerate any insult”.(File Photo)
Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday had said he was in favour of Narendra Modi returning as prime minister in 2019, “but will not tolerate any insult”.(File Photo)

On Bihar seat-sharing, Chirag Paswan cautions Upendra Kushwaha against ‘rowing in two boats’

Patna | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 09:18 PM IST
Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan said, “By setting a deadline and taking a stand that you will not talk to anybody except the prime minister, you are taking recourse to pressure tactics.”
Upendra Kushwa on Saturday had sought the prime minister’s intervention to resolve the seat-sharing issue in Bihar NDA.(FIle Photo)
Upendra Kushwa on Saturday had sought the prime minister’s intervention to resolve the seat-sharing issue in Bihar NDA.(FIle Photo)

Want Narendra Modi to return as PM, but will not tolerate insult: Kushwaha

Patna | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2018 10:32 PM IST
Kushwaha had on November 17 given an ultimatum to the BJP to conclude seat-sharing talks by November 30, saying the offer made to the RLSP was not respectable.
RLSP Chief Upendra Kushwaha leaving NDA could lead to splinter group(HT File Photo)
RLSP Chief Upendra Kushwaha leaving NDA could lead to splinter group(HT File Photo)

RLSP stares at a coup, two MLAs keen on staking claim on the party

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy, Patna
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2018 04:12 PM IST
The two RLSP MLAs have reportedly held talks with JD(U) and BJP leadership over forming a separate group and could be elevated as ministers in proposed cabinet reshuffle by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.
A man murdered his three daughters by hitting them on their heads with a hammer and setting them afire in Veer village of Lalitpur district on Tuesday morning, police said.(Getty Images/Representational Image)
A man murdered his three daughters by hitting them on their heads with a hammer and setting them afire in Veer village of Lalitpur district on Tuesday morning, police said.(Getty Images/Representational Image)

Upset with wife, Uttar Pradesh man smashes 3 minor daughters’ heads

Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2018 12:12 AM IST
Police said the man, identified as Chedamilal alias Chiddu Kushwaha, committed the crime because he was upset over his wife’s stay at her parents’ place.
Upendra Kushwaha said Nitish Kumar had spoken with “a heavy heart” when he had spoken to him about his intention a few months back.(PTI)
Upendra Kushwaha said Nitish Kumar had spoken with “a heavy heart” when he had spoken to him about his intention a few months back.(PTI)

Upendra Kushwaha again. Says Nitish Kumar doesn’t want to be CM in 2020

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 11:06 AM IST
It was not the first time Rashtriya Lok Samata Party chief Upendra Kushwaha has raised the issue of Nitish Kumar’s future as chief minister. In July, he had questioned the logic of going with Kumar as National Democratic Alliance’s chief ministerial candidate for the 2020 state assembly polls.
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