Bihar Assembly Polls: Referring to LJP’s decision to go solo, senior BJP leader Sushil Modi made clear that his party will move Election Commission if anyone outside the alliance uses PM Modi’s photographs on posters.
LJP president Chirag Paswan also asserted that he has been working on his "Bihar first, Bihari first" agenda for a long time and had informed the BJP leadership about his differences with the Kumar-led government well in advance.
Chirag Paswan had been instrumental in persuading his father to return to NDA more than a decade after he had quit the Atal Bihari Vajpayee govt over 2002 Godhra riots. Paswan was initially said to be reluctant to mend fences with the BJP but Chirag helped him make up his mind.
The LJP on Sunday decided to put up its candidates against the JD(U) citing 'ideological differences' with the party to assert that it will not accept Kumar's leadership of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).