Five MPs led by Pasupati Paras claimed on Tuesday that they had removed party national president Chirag Paswan from his role, widening the schism in the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP). Paswan, on the other hand, said that the LJP summoned a national executive meeting and expelled the five renegade MPs from the party’s primary membership.
The latest event came a day after five of the party’s MPs defied Chirag Paswan, the son of late Ram Vilas Paswan. Pashupati Kumar Paras (Hajipur), Choudhary Mehboob Ali Qaisar (Khagaria), Chandan Kumar (Nawada), Veena Devi (Vaishali), and Prince Raj (Samastipur) met Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Sunday evening and again on Monday, announcing that Paras had been elected as the LJP’s parliamentary party leader and Kaiser as deputy leader. Late Monday night, the Lok Sabha Secretariat issued a circular confirming Paras as leader of the LJP in the Lok Sabha..
Paswan compared the organisation to a mother who should not be “betrayed” in his first reaction when his uncle Pashupati Paras evicted him. He said in a tweet that he tried but failed to keep the party founded by his father Ram Vilas Paswan and his family intact. In a democracy, the people are supreme, Paswan remarked, thanking those who have remained loyal to the party. Paswan also published a letter he wrote to his face series of dramatic events follows Chirag Paswan’s attack on the JD(U) and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the run-up to the Bihar Assembly elections in October-November last year, during which he broke out of the NDA while expressing his desire to work with the BJP. The LJP, on the other hand, had performed poorly in the polls, with its lone MLA subsequently defecting to the JD (U).ather’s younger brother, Paras, in March, in which he expressed his uncle’s dissatisfaction with a variety of topics, including his ascension as party president.