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Chirag Downplays BJP By Lining Up Sushil Modi For The Seat Won By Ram Vilas Paswan | India News


PATNA: Shoulders cold for the BJP in the Rajya Sabha by-seat election in Bihar, LJP Chairman Chirag Paswan said on Saturday that he belonged to the Saffron Party and was free to make a decision on whom. postulate.
The seat was vacated after the death of Chirag Paswan’s father and founder of the Lok Janshakti Party, Ram Vilas Paswan. The BJP nominated former Bihar Chief Deputy Minister Sushil Kumar Modi for the position.
Sushil Modi is likely to win unopposed unless the opposition Grand Alliance presents a candidate to challenge him. In that case, the vote will take place on December 14.
A union minister, Ram Vilas Paswan, was elected to the post last year after it became vacant following the election of his cabinet colleague Ravi Shankar Prasad to the Lok Sabha of Patna Sahib.
“The seat belonged to the BJP and it is up to the party to decide which party’s candidate to present in the by-election,” the 37-year-old leader told reporters at a function held to celebrate the 20th day of his party’s founding.
Punished for the beating in the recent Bihar elections, Chirag Paswan called on the party’s rank and file to prepare for the next assembly elections that could take place “at any time”.
He reiterated this in a letter addressed to LJP workers and shared with the media.
In response to questions, Paswan said he saw “new elections taking place at any time in Bihar, given the way the new government is working.”
In a written message to party workers, Paswan defended his decision to go alone in the assembly polls, saying: “We had to choose between accepting the NDA’s offer of only 15 seats despite being a party with six members. one in the Lok Sabha and one in the Rajya Sabha, or engage in a friendly fight to preserve our honor. ”
In the one-page letter, Paswan refrained from commenting on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the head of JD (U) whom he had targeted during the elections and repeatedly accused of being unfair and rude to his late father while alive. .
The letter contained no reference to the BJP or Prime Minister Narendra Modi to whom Paswan has proclaimed loyalty despite his strong support for Nitish Kumar.
The Jamui deputy also deplored the heated exchanges between the prime minister and opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav on the assembly floor on Friday, saying they both shared the blame for the unpleasant turn of events.
“I would not like to take sides on this issue. Many personal attacks were made from both sides. I don’t think the speech at the Bihar assembly has ever touched such depth,” Paswan said.
The LJP chief, under whose leadership the party fought for more than half of the seats in the 243-member assembly but only won one, tried to cheer up his supporters and asked them to focus on the positive side.
“We were only able to win two seats in the previous assembly elections even though we had contested as part of the NDA. This time, we were alone, without an army of stellar activists to vote in our favor. But we got 28 lakhs of votes and now there is talk of our party throughout the state, “Paswan said in his letter.
“It was the dream of the founder of LJP, my late father, to help the party develop on its own. We have taken a step in that direction. Let us keep marching,” Paswan, who took over the party from Paswan Sr. a year ago added.

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