Patna (Bihar):Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) vice president Bhagwan Singh Kushwaha alongwith over 1200 supporters, including workers and leaders joined Janata Dal(United) on Friday in Patna. Kushwaha and his supporters joined the JD(U) inthe presence of party state unit chief Bashishtha Narayan Singh and EducationMinister Krishnandan Prasad Verma.
Adressingmedia on the occasion, Bashishtha Narayan Singh said: “We welcomeKushwaha’s entry. There were several issues raised by Kushwaha while workingfor RLSP and when his voice wasn’t heard, along with over 1200 supporters and35 state committee members, he decided to quit RLSP and join JD(U).”Kushwaha said, “We will work under the leadership of Nitish Kumar and putour best to bring prosperity and development in the state.” Notably, it isan important move which comes a few days after the National Democratic Alliance(NDA) announced its seat-sharing pact in Bihar for forthcoming Lok Sabhaelections. Interestingly, there are 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar. Both BJP andJD(U) will contest elections on 17 seats each and the remaining 6 seats will becontested by the candidates of Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party.