RSLP chief Upendra Kushwaha joins UPA in Bihar

Days after quitting the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party(RSLP) chief Upendra Kushwaha on Thursday joined the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).

The announcement of Kushwaha joining the grand alliance of opposition parties in Bihar to counter the NDA that comprises of BJP, Janata Dal(U) and Lok Jan Shakti Party was made at a press conference at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi in the presence of senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, AICC state in-charge Shaktisinh Gohil, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav and opposition leader Sharad Yadav. 

The UPA in Bihar is comprised of Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi-led Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular).

The former Union minister joined the UPA after holding talks with the Congress leadership.