Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha asserted that he was in favour of Narendra Modi returning as the prime minister in 2019, but will not tolerate any insult against the party.
In a series of tweets, Kushwaha did not mention the issue of seat sharing, but demanded justice and respect. He said, “Adarniye pradhan mantri Sri @narendramodi jee ko 2019 me fir se pradhan mantri banana chahta hoon. Lekin apman sahkar nahi (We (RLSP) want to see PM Narendra Modi as PM again in 2019 but without tolerating any insult.”
आदरणीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi
जी को 2019 में फिर से प्रधानमंत्री बनाना चाहता हूँ लेकिन अपमान सहकर नही।#रालोसपा का #हल्ला_बोल_दरवाजा_खोल जन आंदोलन। #OpenTheGates#Click for #more:
3. https://t.co/DKh0agSNht pic.twitter.com/5wuhWcfnmx
— Upendra Kushwaha (@UpendraRLSP) November 25, 2018
The RLSP chief also used excerpts from Ramdhari Singh Dinkar’s book ‘Rashmirathi’ to give expression to his thoughts. Kushwaha said “Do nyay agar to jyada do, par isme yadi badha ho. To de do kewal hamara samman, rakho apni dharti tamam.”
" दो न्याय अगर तो, ज्यादा दो ।
पर, इसमें यदि बाधा हो ।
तो दे दो केवल हमारा सम्मान,
रखो अपनी धरती तमाम । "@abpnewshindi @ZeeBiharNews @News18Bihar @News18Bihar @ndtv @aajtak @CNNnews18 @PTI_News @TOIIndiaNews @htTweets
— RLSP (@RLSPIndia) November 25, 2018
It is to be noted that the BJP and the JD(U) had agreed to contest an equal number of seats in Bihar, out of a total of 40, in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Last week, the RLSP chief had sought the prime minister’s intervention to resolve the seat-sharing issue in Bihar NDA. During a RLSP function in Munger, he made a fervent appeal to Modi, seeking his intervention to resolve the seat-sharing issue in Bihar NDA, in which RLSP is one among the four constituents, along with the BJP, JD(U) and LJP.
Previously, Kushwaha had given an ultimatum to the BJP to conclude seat-sharing talks by November 30, saying the offer made to the RLSP was not respectable. On November 10, the Union minister had demanded that his party be allotted more than three seats in the state by the NDA to contest the 2019 election, given that the RLSP’s strength has grown significantly.
Interestingly, the RLSP, as an ally of the BJP in the NDA, had won three seats in the 2014 general election.