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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar might quit politics after 2020, claims ally Upendra Kushwaha

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 1 November 2018, 14:11 IST
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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar might be planning to quit politics and not become the chief minister post 2020, an astounding claim made by the ally and RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha on Wednesday.

The cabinet minister was confident while saying the statement as Nitish Kumar himself had confided him that he doesn’t wants to continue in politics and specifically, the chief minister after 2020.

Upendra was quoting Nitish at an event to commemorate Sardar Patel’s birth anniversary, and he said, “I am neither doing any politics nor I am making any satirical comment on the CM, but he (Nitish Kumar) has himself expressed his desire not to continue beyond 2020. I have ruled for 15 years. How long will I be the CM.”

The politics in Bihar has recently been at the forefront when the BJP president Amit Shah met CM Nitish Kumar, over the seat sharing matter in the upcoming Lok Sabha election in 2019 and that the other allies, namely Ram Vilas Pawan’s Lok Jan Shakti Party and Kushwaha’s RLSP have been at the odds with the center.

The Opposition is not leaving a stone unturned in any of the developments where there is a chance or an opportunity to cater the politicians or an alliance with other party.

The Lalu Prasad Yadav-led Rashtriya Janta Dal has shown concern over the issue of Upendra Kushwaha not getting appropriate number of seats and has said, “We fully back Upendra Kushwaha's concern over his party not getting a ministerial berth in Bihar government despite the NDA being in power and his party being its constituent for over four years.”

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First published: 1 November 2018, 14:11 IST