Addressing a press conference in Patna, Kushwaha said his supporters had made him the national president of the RLJD.
Kushwaha also announced to quit the membership of the state legislative council as well as the primary membership of the JD(U).
Kushwaha, who was Union minister of state for HRD in the Narendra Modi government from 2014 to 2018, returned to JD(U) in March 2021 after merging his eight-year-old party the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP).
Kushwaha had been sulking with the JD(U) leadership ever since the party’s de facto leader and CM Nitish Kumar publicly announced that the RJD leader and Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav would lead the seven-party grand alliance (GA) ahead of 2025 assembly polls in Bihar.
While addressing a joint meeting of the legislators of all seven-parties of the grand alliance on December 13 last year, Nitish had categorically said that the RJD leader and his deputy Tejashwi Prasad Yadav will lead the Grand Alliance in the 2025 assembly polls in Bihar.
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