Press Esc to close
Monday 20 April 2015
News updated at 2:25 AM IST
Weather
Max: 33.4°C
Min : 21.6°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

JD(U) MP resigns, attacks Nitish Kumar

New Delhi, Jan 4, 2013, (PTI):

Suspended JD(U) MP Upendra Kushwaha today resigned from the party, slamming Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's alleged "autocratic" functioning in Bihar.

Kushwaha, a Rajya Sabha member who had nearly four years of his term still left, also resigned from the membership of the Upper House last evening and vowed to shape another political formation.

The controversial MP submitted his resignation to Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari at his residence. With Kushwaha's exit, JD(U) is now left with eight members in the Upper House.

A young leader, who has had a hot and cold relationship with the Bihar Chief Minister and has changed parties in the past also, Kushwaha was facing threat of disqualification this time for his "anti-party activities" and a committee of the Rajya Sabha examining the matter had recommended his disqualification unanimously.

Kushwaha, however, said his resignation from the party and Upper House membership was not taken suddenly due to any committee's recommendation and that he had announced his intention to quit on December 9 itself in Patna.

Hitting out at Nitish Kumar, Kushwaha said that he had joined hands with the Chief Minister with great hopes but the latter has "shattered the hopes of people".

"Nitish model has failed. Development of Bihar is only on paper. Law and order is worse and gangrapes are happening even in the state capital, where accused are found to have been enjoying political patronage. Bihar is back to the same situation where it was seven years ago and there is no hope of a change now," Kushwaha said.

Announcing his decision to form a new party, he said that its name will be announced in a rally in Patna on March 3 and he will strive to bring together all those who had onced joined Nitish Kumar hoping for a change.

Alleging that Kumar made JD-U his "pocket organisation", Kushwaha said that he will try to give a political alternative in Bihar but remained tightlipped on the political parties he was willing to associate with.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Narendra Modi talking with BJP veteran LK Advani during 'Garib Kalyan Yojana',...

Narendra Modi talking with BJP veteran LK Advani during 'Garib Kalyan Yojana',...

A view of the Kedarnath Shrine before it reopens on April 24 for general public...

A view of the Kedarnath Shrine before it reopens on April 24 for general public...

Snowed down surroundings of Kedarnath Shrine before it reopens on April 24 for general public...

Snowed down surroundings of Kedarnath Shrine before it reopens on April 24 for general public...

Sania Mirza (C) with Prarthana G. Thombare (3rd from R) and other team members...

Sania Mirza (C) with Prarthana G. Thombare (3rd from R) and other team members...

VK Singh interacts with people rescued as part of Operation Raahat...

VK Singh interacts with people rescued as part of Operation Raahat...

Rahul Gandhi helps  Kiran Chaudhary off the stage after she stumbled and hurt herself...

Rahul Gandhi helps Kiran Chaudhary off the stage after she stumbled and hurt herself...

Sonia Gandhi talks to Rahul Gandhi on stage during the farmers rally...

Sonia Gandhi talks to Rahul Gandhi on stage during the farmers rally...

RJD chief Lalu Prasad during Prajapati Rajnitik Chetna Rally at Gandhi maidan in Patna...

RJD chief Lalu Prasad during Prajapati Rajnitik Chetna Rally at Gandhi maidan in Patna...

Bollywood actor Madhuri Dixit at the Colors Leadership Awards 2015...

Bollywood actor Madhuri Dixit at the Colors Leadership Awards 2015...

Young Buddhist Monks offer special prayers at the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya...

Young Buddhist Monks offer special prayers at the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523