Former legislator Umesh Kushwaha was on Sunday unanimously elected because the Janata Dal (United) Bihar unit president, in a bid to strengthen the ruling occasion’s previous “Luv-Kush” assist base. Election of Kushwaha, a former occasion MLA from Mahnar meeting constituency in Vaishali district, was ratified on the partys state council assembly in Patna.
“Party’s Bihar unit Chief Bashishtha Narayan Singh proposed name of Kushwaha for partys state president post which was unanimously approved by members present in the meeting,” senior chief and MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh informed reporters right here at a press convention within the occasion workplace.
Choice of Umesh Kushwaha alerts the ruling occasion going again to its authentic assist base of “Luv-Kush” (OBC Kurmi and Kushwaha castes mixture).
Since 2005 when the JD(U)-BJP collectively uprooted RJD from the ability 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 poliotics.
Yadavs kind bulk of the OBC votes in Bihar politics at practically 14 p.c. But, kumar by bringing collectively two different OBC castes of Kumri and Kushwaha elevated his base to round 12-14 per cent, to counter Lalu Prasad.
Election of 46-year-old Kushwaha additionally displays occasion 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 choices taken on the assembly of state government and state council prior to now two days.
Singh mentioned that Bashishtha Narayan Singh expressed his willingness to be relieved of the occasion chief’s accountability and proposed Kushwaha’s identify for the submit which was authorised by the state council.
Singh mentioned that he’ll proceed to information the occasion as “Margdarshak”, Singh, the JD(U)’s chief in Lok Sabha, mentioned.
Speaking on the event, the newly elected state president, thanked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and occasion’s nationwide president RCP Singh for posing religion in him and asserted that he would attempt to stay upto their expectations by working exhausting to strengthen the occasion.
Kushwaha mentioned youths will probably be given alternative within the occasion whose organisational construction will additional be strengthened upto village stage.