Kushwaha gives BJP ultimatum on seats
Patna: Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha did not reveal his cards on Saturday over the party's continuance in the National Democratic Alliance, serving an ultimatum to the BJP to conclude seat-sharing talks by November 30. Briefing the media after its much-publicised state executive meeting that was expected to be marked by a major announcement, Kushwaha said the offer made to the RLSP was not respectable and, hence, unanimously rejected at the meeting.
"I have met BJP national general secretary in-charge Bhupendra Yadav twice in the recent past and made it clear to him that the offer was not respectable and, hence, not acceptable. I also sought an appointment with BJP president Amit Shah twice but it did not materialise. I was told over phone that the talks on seat-sharing are not final," Kushwaha told reporters.