After Pashupati Kumar Paras' overnight rebellion, Chirag visited his ancestral home at Shaharbanni village to seek the blessings of his stepmother, Raj Kumari Devi.
Chirag Paswan said Paras or somebody else siding with him can be made a minister as an Independent, but not as a member of the LJP with which they are no longer associated.
Lok Janshakti Party founder and Dalit leader Ram Vilas Paswan who was a minister in the Modi government passed away in October last year.
Chirag’s announcement has come at a time when he seeks popular legitimacy in a battle with the rival faction headed by his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras for the party's ownership.
While LJP MP Pashupati Kumar Paras has announced a new national executive, ex-chief Chirag Paswan has claimed more than 90 percent of the national executive members are with him.
Even though Ram Vilas Paswan and Lalu Prasad Yadav fought with each other for a brief while for the railway portfolio in the UPA government, they otherwise shared a great rapport over the years.
The way LJP leader Pashupati Kumar Paras has dislodged Chirag Paswan, it is unlikely to endear him to the Dalit voters, who account for more than 15% of Bihar’s electorate
Party MP Pashupati Kumar Paras, the younger brother of late Ram Vilas Paswan has led a revolt and ‘taken over’ the Lok Janshakti Party, leaving party president Chirag Paswan high and dry.
There has been no official comment from either Chirag Paswan, who has not been keeping well, or the rebel group so far.
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RJD national vice-president Shivanand Tiwary, however, made it clear that the ball lies in the court of the JD(U) boss.
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