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Union minister and RLSP leader Upendra Kushwaha addressing a rally at Motihari, Bihar, on Thursday, December 6, 2018.(HT Photo)

Suspense over continuation of RLSP’s Upendra Kushwaha in NDA gets longer

Hindustan Times, Motihari (Bihar) | By Sandeep Bhaskar, Motihari
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2018 11:43 AM IST
Ties between BJP and RLSP -an ally in ruling NDA in Bihar and the Centre - have become strained after BJP joined hands with the Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) in Bihar in 2017.
The JD(U) ridiculed Upendra Kushwaha’s demands and wondered what the union minister was doing all these years.(File Photo)
The JD(U) ridiculed Upendra Kushwaha’s demands and wondered what the union minister was doing all these years.(File Photo)

JD (U) mocks at Kushwaha’s charter of demands, says mandatory overs are on

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 09:27 PM IST
RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha’s demands includes appointment of school teachers through Bihar Public Service Commission, re-evaluation of teachers appointed since 2003, exempting teachers from non-teaching work, mandatory 75% attendance, etc.
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) Chief Upendra Kushwaha(HT File Photo)
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) Chief Upendra Kushwaha(HT File Photo)

Upendra Kushwaha flies back home, party to ‘open’ cards on Dec 6

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar, Patna
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2018 11:05 AM IST
After RLSP state executive meet on Nov 17, Kushwaha set a Nov 30 deadline for BJP to resolve seat sharing issue in the backdrop of his failed attempts to meet BJP chief Amit Shah
Irate RLSP supporters protesting the murder, in an East Champaran village on Thursday. HT Photo
Irate RLSP supporters protesting the murder, in an East Champaran village on Thursday. HT Photo

Another RLSP leader killed, fifth in 7 months in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Bettiah | By Sandeep Bhaskar, Bettiah
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2018 08:49 AM IST
The incident angered the locals and party workers who on Thursday morning took to the streets, forced closure of commercial establishments at Pakridayal
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.
Senior BJP leaders at the workers’ conference organised by SC Morcha of the party, in Patna on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Senior BJP leaders at the workers’ conference organised by SC Morcha of the party, in Patna on Sunday.(HT Photo)

No strain in NDA, seat issues will be resolved soon: Bihar BJP in-charge on Kushwaha’s deadline

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar, Patna
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2018 04:08 PM IST
RLSP chief and Union minister Upendra Kushwaha had returned to the state capital on Saturday, after his second Delhi visit for a meeting with BJP president Amit Shah failed to materialise, to attend the party’s state executive meeting.
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.
Patna senior superintendent of police (SSP) Manu Maharaaj constituted a special investigating team under the supervision of city SP (west) to arrest the accused.(File Photo)
Patna senior superintendent of police (SSP) Manu Maharaaj constituted a special investigating team under the supervision of city SP (west) to arrest the accused.(File Photo)

RLSP leader Amit Kumar Bhushan killed in presence of police officer in Patna

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar, Patna
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 08:34 AM IST
Eyewitnesses said a team of policemen, including the station house officer (SHO) of Khiri Mor police station, was present when the incident took place but it did not act swiftly.
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.
RLSP chief and Union minister Upendra Kushwaha met Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav in New Delhi on Monday, November 12, 2018.(Photo Credit: ANI Twitter)
RLSP chief and Union minister Upendra Kushwaha met Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav in New Delhi on Monday, November 12, 2018.(Photo Credit: ANI Twitter)

RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha meets Sharad Yadav as 2019 seat-sharing issue hots up in NDA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Patna | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 12:19 PM IST
The meeting between Kushwaha, a Union minister of state as a member of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), and former Janata Dal (United) leader Yadav also came amid speculation that the ruling party in Bihar could poach one of his legislators.
Union Minister and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) President Upendra Kushwaha, Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) and the BJP are partners in the National Democratic Alliance .(PTI File)
Union Minister and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) President Upendra Kushwaha, Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) and the BJP are partners in the National Democratic Alliance .(PTI File)

‘Deeply hurt’ by Nitish Kumar’s comment, Upendra Kushwaha wants BJP president Amit Shah's intervention for resolving JD(U)-RLSP tiff

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar, Patna
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2018 09:16 AM IST
On Saturday, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar had responded curtly to a question from reporters in Patna on RSLP chief and Upendra Kushwaha’s claim that the chief minister did not want to continue beyond 2020, saying that the level of debate should not stoop so low.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and several others had claimed that they had sent strands of hair to New Delhi for DNA sampling.(PTI)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and several others had claimed that they had sent strands of hair to New Delhi for DNA sampling.(PTI)

‘Stay within limits’: JD(U) warns RLSP’s Kushwaha to stop targeting Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

By Vijay Swaroop, Patna
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2018 08:33 AM IST
Nitish Kumar and Upendra Kushwaha are at loggerheads in Bihar, with both taking potshots and personal jibes against each other.
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha (in white kurta) during a press conference, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018.(PTI)
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha (in white kurta) during a press conference, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018.(PTI)

BJP ally RLSP says talks on seat sharing in Bihar positive but inconclusive

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2018 11:00 AM IST
NDA constituent Rashtriya Lok Samata Party president Upendra Kushwaha said on Tuesday that talks over seat-sharing in Bihar are positive but inconclusive, and his party has conveyed to the BJP leadership what it expects.
Kushwaha, a former JD(U) leader who had quit the party in 2013, months after suspension on disciplinary grounds, had floated his own outfit and joined the NDA while Nitish Kumar’s party was out of the BJP-led coalition.(PTI file photo)
Kushwaha, a former JD(U) leader who had quit the party in 2013, months after suspension on disciplinary grounds, had floated his own outfit and joined the NDA while Nitish Kumar’s party was out of the BJP-led coalition.(PTI file photo)

Firmly with NDA, working to make Modi PM for another term, says Kushwaha

Patna | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2018 07:25 PM IST
RLSP chief Kushwaha met RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Friday hours after BJP president Amit Shah in Delhi announced a seat-sharing formula for the state for the next year Lok Sabha elections.
Union minister and RLSP leader Upendra Kushwaha had set tongues wagging in August this year saying delicious kheer can be prepared with milk from the Yadavs (the RJD’s base) and rice from the Kushwahas. But on Sunday, he dismissed the ‘misunderstanding’ his kheer recipe had fuelled.(HT File Photo)
Union minister and RLSP leader Upendra Kushwaha had set tongues wagging in August this year saying delicious kheer can be prepared with milk from the Yadavs (the RJD’s base) and rice from the Kushwahas. But on Sunday, he dismissed the ‘misunderstanding’ his kheer recipe had fuelled.(HT File Photo)

Not going anywhere, will work to ensure PM’s re-election, says Union minister Upendra Kushwaha

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar, Patna
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 03:15 PM IST
The RLSP has three MPs including Union minister of state Upendra Kushwaha in the Lok Sabha. Kushwaha has been in the focus after he spurned the ‘tentative’ 20-20 seat sharing formula and seemed to warm up to the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) which kicked off conjectures that the party was angling for a new political alignment.
Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party president Upendra Kushwaha addressing a press conference at the party office in Patna on Monday.
Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party president Upendra Kushwaha addressing a press conference at the party office in Patna on Monday.

Ally Upendra Kushwaha rejects BJP’s 20-20 seat sharing formula for 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2018 12:04 AM IST
The 20-20 seat sharing formula suggested that the BJP would contest 20 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar and the remaining 20 would be shared by NDA allies, with JD (U) getting 12, LJP six and RLSP two.
Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha addresses a press conference at the party office, in Patna.(PTI File Photo)
Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha addresses a press conference at the party office, in Patna.(PTI File Photo)

Some in NDA don’t want PM Modi to be re-elected in 2019: Union minister Kushwaha

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 11:08 PM IST
RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha also said no talks of seat sharing for 2019 Lok Sabha elections have taken place in Bihar.
Opposition members protest in the well of the Rajya Sabha during the budget session.(PTI FILE Photo / TV GRAB)
Opposition members protest in the well of the Rajya Sabha during the budget session.(PTI FILE Photo / TV GRAB)

Parliament logjam: Shiv Sena MPs not to forego salary, RLSP says unaware of decision

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 09:28 PM IST
Union minister Ananth Kumar had on Thursday said that MPs of the ruling NDA would forego their salary for the 23 days of the ongoing budget session when Parliament did not function.
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