Press Esc to close
Monday 22 September 2014
News updated at 3:41 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28.3°C
Min : 19.8°C
In Bangalore
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
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR AVAAZ - More than 100,000 people march through midtown Manhattan on Sunday...

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR AVAAZ - More than 100,000 people march through midtown Manhattan on Sunday...

A man carries an inflatable earth balloon along West 72nd Street during the People's Climate...

A man carries an inflatable earth balloon along West 72nd Street during the People's Climate...

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio takes part in a march against climate change in New York, September...

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio takes part in a march against climate change in New York, September...

Children march during a rally against climate change in New York September 21, 2014. An...

Children march during a rally against climate change in New York September 21, 2014. An...

People dance during a rally against climate change in New York September 21, 2014. An...

People dance during a rally against climate change in New York September 21, 2014. An...

China's Yi Siling competes during the Women's 10m Air Rifle shooting competition at the 17th...

China's Yi Siling competes during the Women's 10m Air Rifle shooting competition at the 17th...

Japan's Ryosuke Irie center, launches off the blocks during the start of his men's 50m...

Japan's Ryosuke Irie center, launches off the blocks during the start of his men's 50m...

Indian squash players Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa during their (women singles)...

Indian squash players Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa during their (women singles)...

India's Ayonika Paul competes during the Women's 10m Air Rifle shooting competition at the...

India's Ayonika Paul competes during the Women's 10m Air Rifle shooting competition at the...

Myanmar's Phyu Phyu Than, top, kicks a ball as Laos's Koy Xayavong  front, blocks during...

Myanmar's Phyu Phyu Than, top, kicks a ball as Laos's Koy Xayavong front, blocks during...

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