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Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) president Upendra Kushwaha (R) with Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Bihar incharge Ramjee Singh Gautam during a joint press conference ahead of Bihar Assembly elections.(Santosh Kumar/Ht Photo)

RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha ties up with BSP for Bihar assembly election

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 02:27 AM IST
Over the past few days, Upendra Kushwaha is learnt to have initiated talks with the BJP to re-enter the NDA, with no success.
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)
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.
Upendra Kushwaha was with the JD(U) till 2013, he quit the party following differences with Nitish Kumar.(PTI File Photo)
Upendra Kushwaha was with the JD(U) till 2013, he quit the party following differences with Nitish Kumar.(PTI File Photo)

All 3 lawmakers of Upendra Kushwaha’s party join Nitish Kumar’s JD(U)

Patna | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 08:25 AM IST
Letters to this effect have been forwarded by two RLSP MLAs—Lalan Paswan and Sudhanshu Shekhar—and MLC Sanjiv Singh Shyam on Friday.
Former MLA Ram Chandra Yadav(HT file photo)
Former MLA Ram Chandra Yadav(HT file photo)

Former MLA hears aloud Kushwaha’s call to arms, flees home as cops knock

Bhabua | By Prasun K Mishra
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2019 05:15 AM IST
“A case for violation of model code of conduct and another under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against Yadav. He would be arrested and his arms licence cancelled,” Kaimur district magistrate Nawal Kishor Chaudhary said.
Jehanabad, could be the only constituency in Bihar, where the caste issue has overshadowed the development issues in apparent ways.(Representative Image/PTI/File Photo)
Jehanabad, could be the only constituency in Bihar, where the caste issue has overshadowed the development issues in apparent ways.(Representative Image/PTI/File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Amid caste cacophony in Jehanabad, talks of development become gradually muted

UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 01:57 PM IST
Ramdhani Sharma of Kurtha village, along with other villagers are sitting on a podium built under a peepal tree, playing cards. The buzz of elections is missing this time.
The Rashtriya Lok Samata Party, a constituent of the opposition’s Grand Alliance Bihar, suffered a setback on Monday as sitting MP Ram Kumar Sharma floated his own faction.(PTI Photo)
The Rashtriya Lok Samata Party, a constituent of the opposition’s Grand Alliance Bihar, suffered a setback on Monday as sitting MP Ram Kumar Sharma floated his own faction.(PTI Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: RLSP MP Ram Kumar Sharma floats his own faction

Patna | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2019 12:55 AM IST
The Sitamarhi MP, who has been the party’s “chief whip” in the Lok Sabha and chairman of the parliamentary board, made the announcement, saying, “I will write to the Election Commission to recognize RLSP (Ram Kumar Sharma) as a separate group.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan and others, during an election rally in Gaya, Bihar, on April 2.(HT File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan and others, during an election rally in Gaya, Bihar, on April 2.(HT File)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: NDA looks for repeat of 2014 performance against Oppn alliance

New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2019 10:58 AM IST
The BJP and its allies, the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) of Ram Vilas Paswan and Upendra Kushwaha’s Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), won 31 out of 40 Lok Sabha seats in 2014.
Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) is a part of Grand Alliance in Bihar and is contesting on five seats.(HT Photo)
Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) is a part of Grand Alliance in Bihar and is contesting on five seats.(HT Photo)

Kushwaha announces list of candidates, will himself contest from two seats in LS polls

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Rakesh Singh
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 12:27 AM IST
“A deadly attack was made on me in the state capital when I took out a march after quitting the NDA. I want to teach a lesson to those people. My mission is to defeat the NDA,” Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha said.
In many ways, the seat-sharing deal has the imprint of Lalu Yadav’s deft negotiations despite pressure from Congress to allot 11-13 seats.(Photo: Arun Abhi/Hindustan Times)
In many ways, the seat-sharing deal has the imprint of Lalu Yadav’s deft negotiations despite pressure from Congress to allot 11-13 seats.(Photo: Arun Abhi/Hindustan Times)

In Bihar grand alliance deal, a climb down for Congress and a Lalu Yadav imprint

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2019 08:49 PM IST
The Congress having made a climb down from its demand of 11 seats and had to forgo its traditional Aurangabad seat as coalition leaders today announced that the seat had gone to HAM(S) led by Jitan Ram Manjhi.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi with RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav during a meeting in New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi with RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav during a meeting in New Delhi.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: RJD to contest 20, Cong 9 seats in Bihar Grand Alliance poll pact

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2019 07:27 PM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: According to the poll pact announced in Patna on Friday, Sharad Yadav has decided to contest on RJD’s lantern symbol and will merge his party Loktantrik Janata Dal with Lalu’s party after elections.
Patna Bihar-Feb.2,2019-Patna policemen are doing lathi charge on Rashtriya Lok Samata Party national president Upendra Kushwaha and party workers during their Raj Bhawan march for improvement education system at Dak Bungalow crossing in Patna Bihar India on Saturday Feb 02,2019.(Photo santosh Kumar / Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
Patna Bihar-Feb.2,2019-Patna policemen are doing lathi charge on Rashtriya Lok Samata Party national president Upendra Kushwaha and party workers during their Raj Bhawan march for improvement education system at Dak Bungalow crossing in Patna Bihar India on Saturday Feb 02,2019.(Photo santosh Kumar / Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)

Upendra Kushwaha injured in lathi charge, Opposition calls for Bihar bandh

Patna | By Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2019 12:03 AM IST
After being hit on his head and right hand, he was rushed to the Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH) where he is convalescing. Party workers said Kushwaha had fainted for a while after being hit by the police lathis.
One Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) MP and two MLAs have already ditched party president Upendra Kushwaha in NDA’s favour. Now, some important RJD leaders have raised serious doubts about Kushwaha’s stability in the Mahagathbanhan, or the Grand Alliance (GA).(PTI Photo)
One Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) MP and two MLAs have already ditched party president Upendra Kushwaha in NDA’s favour. Now, some important RJD leaders have raised serious doubts about Kushwaha’s stability in the Mahagathbanhan, or the Grand Alliance (GA).(PTI Photo)

In grand alliance, Upendra Kushwaha may face battle for his Lok Sabha seat

Hindustan Times, Sasaram | By Prasun K Mishra
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2018 10:46 AM IST
One Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) MP and two MLAs have already ditched party president Upendra Kushwaha in NDA’s favour. Now, some important RJD leaders have raised serious doubts about Kushwaha’s stability in the Mahagathbanhan, or the Grand Alliance (GA).
Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief and Union minister of state for human resource development, Upendra Kushwaha addresses a press conference to announce his resignation from the Union Council of Ministers, at his residence in New Delhi, Monday(PTI)
Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief and Union minister of state for human resource development, Upendra Kushwaha addresses a press conference to announce his resignation from the Union Council of Ministers, at his residence in New Delhi, Monday(PTI)

Kushwaha camp elated with BJP’s defeat in state assembly polls

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 09:10 AM IST
Though the party president Upendra Kushwaha, along with his party office-bearers will decide on the future course of action--whether to move to UPA-- party workers are happy that the decision to pull out came before the results were announced.
Upendra Kushwaha is scheduled to address a rally at Motihari on Thursday.(PTI/File Photo)
Upendra Kushwaha is scheduled to address a rally at Motihari on Thursday.(PTI/File Photo)

Upendra Kushwaha may sever ties with NDA, final announcement today

Valmiki Nagar (Bihar) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2018 12:09 AM IST
The Upendra Kushwaha-led Rashtriya Lok Samata Party is likely to sever ties with the NDA and a formal announcement would be made on Thursday, a party leader said. Kushwaha is also likely to put in his papers as union minister of state for HRD.
Nishaad leader Mukesh Sahni launching his Vikasheel Insaan Party (VIP) at a rally organised at Gandhi Maidan in Patna earlier this month. Almost 14 % of Bihar’s population is Nishaad.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Nishaad leader Mukesh Sahni launching his Vikasheel Insaan Party (VIP) at a rally organised at Gandhi Maidan in Patna earlier this month. Almost 14 % of Bihar’s population is Nishaad.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

This Bollywood set designer may upset many political equations in Bihar in run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 08:15 AM IST
Bollywood set designer Mukesh Sahni recently floated the Vikasheel Insaan Party and is the national president of Nishaad Vikas Sangh. With Upendra Kushwaha-led RLSP almost deciding to distance itself from the NDA, Sahni may soon replace him in the NDA.
NDA ally Rashtriya Lok Samata Party president Upendra Kushwaha said Saturday the BJP’s offer of seats to his party for the 2019 general election was “not respectable”.(PTI)
NDA ally Rashtriya Lok Samata Party president Upendra Kushwaha said Saturday the BJP’s offer of seats to his party for the 2019 general election was “not respectable”.(PTI)

‘Not respectable,’says Upendra Kushwaha on BJP’s seat sharing offer

Patna | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 04:38 PM IST
He did not disclose the number of seats offered to the RLSP, saying he would not speak about it before a seat-sharing agreement is reached by NDA constituents in Bihar by November 30.
Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha hit out at the Nitish Kumar government after another party leader was shot dead in the state. (File photo)(PTI)
Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha hit out at the Nitish Kumar government after another party leader was shot dead in the state. (File photo)(PTI)

Another RLSP leader shot dead, Kushwaha hits out at Nitish govt’s law and order record

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 08:16 AM IST
The third RLSP leader to killed in the state since April, Amit Kumar Bhushan was shot dead at a cultural programme in Patna district where the local station house officer and other policemen were also present.
The Janata Dal (United) Thursday denied Rashtriya Lok Samata Party chief Uprendra Kushwaha’s claim that its chief Nitish Kumar had told him he wants to step down as chief minister after the 2020 assembly elections (File Photo)(PTI)
The Janata Dal (United) Thursday denied Rashtriya Lok Samata Party chief Uprendra Kushwaha’s claim that its chief Nitish Kumar had told him he wants to step down as chief minister after the 2020 assembly elections (File Photo)(PTI)

CM’s chair no rasgulla: JD(U) trashes Kushwaha’s claim on Nitish Kumar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 09:24 AM IST
A day after the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief claimed Nitish Kumar had told him that he did not want to stay as chief minister after the 2020 elections, the Janata Dal (United) said that Nitish Kumar was chosen by the people and would remain in the post as the state and the people need him.
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.
Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party chief Upendra Kushwaha said that the NGT chairman’s appointment had sent a very wrong message.(PTI File Photo)
Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party chief Upendra Kushwaha said that the NGT chairman’s appointment had sent a very wrong message.(PTI File Photo)

After Paswan and Athawale, Union minister Upendra Kushwaha seeks NGT chief’s removal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 01:18 AM IST
Before Kushwaha, Union ministers Ram Vilas Paswan and Ramdas Athawale had sought removal of AK Goel’s removal as NGT chairman.
Union minister Upendra Kushwaha cited preoccupation in Delhi to excuse himself from the gathering of NDA leaders.(File Photo)
Union minister Upendra Kushwaha cited preoccupation in Delhi to excuse himself from the gathering of NDA leaders.(File Photo)

Union minister Upendra Kushwaha skips another BJP-hosted dinner, gets invite to join Grand Alliance

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2018 10:31 PM IST
Rashtriya Lok Samata Party leader and union minister Upendra Kushwaha on Friday sought to downplay his absence at a get-together of senior NDA leaders in Patna the previous night which he said was due to “personal reasons” and asserted that the coalition was “intact”.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, his deputy Sushil Modi and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan at the NDA dinner event in Patna on Thursday.(AP Dube/HT Photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, his deputy Sushil Modi and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan at the NDA dinner event in Patna on Thursday.(AP Dube/HT Photo)

BJP’s unity feast for NDA allies in Bihar was just dinner, no discussion

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop and Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2018 03:49 PM IST
The dinner was keenly watched following the JD(U) seeking a prominent role for the party in the Lok Sabha polls.
Union minister Upendra Kushwaha said the collegium has become a breeding ground for favouritism.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Union minister Upendra Kushwaha said the collegium has become a breeding ground for favouritism.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Collegium system preventing Dalits, OBCs from entering higher judiciary: HRD MoS Kushwaha

Press Trust of India, Patna | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 09:10 AM IST
Union minister Upendra Kushwaha said that under the existing collegium system, neither the SCs/STs, the OBCs nor the poor among the upper castes are getting a chance to enter the higher judiciary on the basis of merit.
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