PATNA: Former legislator Umesh Kushwaha was on Sunday unanimously elected because the Janata Dal (United) Bihar unit president, in a bid to strengthen the ruling celebration’s previous “Luv-Kush” assist base.
Election of Kushwaha, a former celebration MLA from Mahnar meeting constituency in Vaishali district, was ratified on the celebration’s state council assembly in Patna.
“Party’s Bihar unit chief Bashishtha Narayan Singh proposed name of Kushwaha for the party’s state president post, which was unanimously approved by members present in the meeting,” senior chief and MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh instructed reporters in Patna at a press convention within the celebration workplace.
Choice of Umesh Kushwaha indicators the ruling celebration going again to its unique assist base of “Luv-Kush” (OBC Kurmi and Kushwaha castes mixture).
Since 2005 when the JD(U)-BJP collectively uprooted RJD from the facility in Bihar, Kumar himself a Kurmi by caste has been leveraging Luv-Kush equation to nook main portion of non- Yadav OBC castes within the Bihar politics.
Yadavs type bulk of the OBC votes in Bihar politics at practically 14 per cent. But, Kumar by bringing collectively two different OBC castes of Kurmi and Kushwaha elevated his base to round 12-14 per cent, to counter Lalu Prasad.
Election of 46-year-old Kushwaha additionally displays that, the celebration is going for younger management apparently to blunt the assault of Tejashwi Yadav of the RJD and Chirag Paswan who heads Lok Janshakti Party.
Kushwaha succeeds septuagenarian Bashishtha Narayan Singh because the JD(U) Bihar unit president.
Recently, Kumar himself stepped down because the JD(U) nationwide president and named his shut confidant RCP Singh as his successor.
Kushwaha contested the 2020 meeting elections on JD(U) ticket from Mahnar meeting constituency however misplaced to the RJD candidate.
He had gained the 2015 state polls from the identical Mahnar seat defeating his BJP rival then.
Lalan Singh was speaking to reporters on the selections taken on the assembly of state government and state council up to now two days.
Singh stated that Bashishtha Narayan Singh expressed his willingness to be relieved of the celebration chief’s duty and proposed Kushwaha’s identify for the put up which was accredited by the state council.
Singh stated that he’ll proceed to information the celebration as “Margdarshak”.
Speaking on the event, the newly elected state president, thanked chief minister Nitish Kumar and celebration’s nationwide president RCP Singh for reposing religion in him and asserted that he would attempt to stay upto their expectations by working arduous to strengthen the celebration.
Kushwaha stated youths can be given alternative within the celebration whose organisational construction will additional be strengthened upto village stage. News Source