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Former MLA Umesh Kushwaha appointed Bihar JD(U) president

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BARELY A fortnight after Rajya Sabha member R C P Singh was made the nationwide president of the JD(U), the social gathering on Sunday picked former MLA Umesh Kushwaha as its new state president, changing the ailing Bashistha Narayan Singh.
The elevation of low-profile Vaishali chief to the put up of the state president has come as a shock to many as he was not counted amongst even second-rung JD(U) leaders.
With R C P Singh, an OBC Kurmi chief, because the social gathering nationwide president and Kushwaha, an OBC Koeri chief, because the social gathering’s state president, the JD(U) seems to be attempting to cater to its core Luv-Kush help base, as the mix of the 2 caste teams has come to be recognized in state political circles.
JD(U) spokesperson Neeraj Kumar informed The Indian Express: “Umesh Kushwaha has been a committed party worker. His elevation to the post of state president has shown that a small worker can rise to a senior level in the party structure.”
Asked if the social gathering has been focusing an excessive amount of on the Luv-Kush issue, Kumar stated: “The JD (U) gives representation to all sections of society. There is no need to read between the lines as the party has leaders from all caste groups holding prominent positions in the party and in the government.”

Kushwaha, who received Assembly elections from Mahnar in Vaishali within the 2015 elections, misplaced to RJD’s Veena Singh within the 2020 polls. Sources stated the social gathering first mentioned the title of former minister Ramsevak Singh, additionally from the identical caste, for the state president put up however settled for Kushwaha within the ultimate moments at its state govt.
Although the JD(U) had full-time state president in Bashisha Narayan Singh, he was not in a position to take care of day-to-day affairs of the social gathering due to ill-health. Ashok Kumar Choudhary had been functioning because the state president for someday.