BJP Neglecting Social Justice, Toeing RSS Agenda: Upendra Kushwaha in Resignation Letter
Kushwaha resigned as Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development and quit the NDA on December 10.
Upendra Kushwaha has reportedly resigned as the Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development and quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Monday, December 10.
In his resignation letter, Kushwaha wrote: “The government has been toeing the agenda of the RSS which is anti-constitutional and neglecting & subverting the agenda of social justice enshrined in Constitution for which we have supported NDA.”
He further attacked PM Modi in his letter, adding, “Having served in your Council of Ministers for last 55 months, I stand dejected and betrayed by your leadership.”
He also said, “It is not just your attitude towards Bihar which has pained me a lot, but your opaque style of functioning and non-democratic style has left me disappointed and dismayed.”
The Rashtriya Lok Samta Party chief has been targeting the BJP and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a key ally of the ruling party, for weeks.
He has been upset with the BJP after it asserted that the RLSP would not be given more than two seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, even as it went out of way to accommodate Kumar by agreeing that the saffron party and the JD(U) would fight equal number of seats.
The RLSP may join hands with the Opposition, which includes Lalu Prasad’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress.
(With PTI Inputs)