When asked about meeting RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, convicted in the fodder scam case, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief and former Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha said that he had gone to Ranchi to know his skill. Lalu ji is unwell and needs better treatment. Kushwaha on Sunday, while advocating the involvement of the Left parties to further strengthen the grand alliance of RJD, Congress, RLSP, Hindustani Awam Morcha Secular and Vikas Insan Party, said that efforts will be made for this. Kushwaha while addressing the reporters here today at the state office of RLSP said, “We have to expand the grand alliance in the state.” He further said that during the meeting, talks were held with Lalu ji on how to strengthen the Grand Alliance.
Kushwaha while addressing the reporters here today at the state office of RLSP said, “We have to expand the grand alliance in the state.”
When asked about the by-elections for five assembly and one Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, Kushwaha said that the Mahagathbandhan constituents will jointly contest these seats. Five assembly seats are vacant after MLAs from Kishanganj, Nathanagar, Belhar, Simri Bakhtiarpur and Daronda are elected to the Lok Sabha. The Samastipur Lok Sabha seat was vacant due to the death of MP Ramchandra Paswan. Kushwaha announced that on the occasion of the death anniversary of socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia, the grand alliance will organize a function in Patna’s Bapu auditorium in which all key leaders of the grand alliance will participate. He also said that as the convenor of this program, he will also invite the leaders of the Left parties to participate in it. It is worth mentioning that in the last Lok Sabha elections, the constituents of the Grand Alliance contested all the 40 parliamentary seats of Bihar but the only seat Kishanganj won was Congress.