New Delhi: Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha on Friday alleged that some people in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) don’t want to see Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister. “Some people in NDA do not want to see Narendra Modi as the prime minister, and I am speaking this with full responsibility,” he said, adding that he wouldn’t disclose anything more.
He further alleged that such people intentionally spread rumours to trigger conflicts within NDA, the RLSP chief said and denied any controversy over NDA’s seat-sharing arrangement in Bihar ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
It was earlier reported that the seat-sharing formula for the 2019 general elections has been finalised by the NDA constituents in Bihar, with the BJP getting the lion’s share of 20 out of the 40 Lok Sabha seats and the rest going to its allies including the JD-U, LJP and the RLSP. “BJP would contest 20 seats, JD-U 12, LJP five, RLSP two and a splinter group of RLSP one seat,” a BJP leader said.
However, there has been no formal announcement regarding the seat sharing in Bihar. The BJP is reportedly keen to contest from more number of seats than its allies considering its better-than-expected performance in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls in the state. In the last polls, the BJP had fought on 30 seats and had won 22.
It isn’t the first time Kushwaha has made such remarks. “We will get the sugar from Brahmins, Tulsi from Choudharyji (RLSP Bihar chief Bhudev Choudhary)…with the dry-fruits from the extremely backward classes and Dalits and Dastarkhan from the house of our minority community. Then we can relish the delicious kheer together,” Kushwaha had said during a function in Bihar.