In the wake of the drubbing faced by the BJP in the Assembly elections, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief and former Union minister Upendra Kushwaha on Wednesday said countdown of the BJP had begun.
His statement comes two days after he severed ties with the BJP and resigned from the Union council of ministers, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of reducing the Cabinet to a "rubber stamp", "betraying" backward classes and giving Bihar only "jumlas".
When asked why he snapped ties with the NDA, he said, "I joined the NDA on the agenda of development, but over the years I realised that after forming the government, they were working on the development of their own agenda, which is that of the RSS."
He said he chose to snap ties with the NDA since the RSS's agenda was "not suitable" either for the country or for his party.
The former minister of state for HRD was talking to reporters on the sidelines of an event in Pune.
On the BJP's drubbing in the state elections, Mr Kushwaha said after the defeat in the Hindi heartland states, the countdown of the BJP has begun.
"No power in the world can save them from getting defeated," he said.