LJP leader Chirag Paswan is likely to adopt the legal path to fight back his ouster from party positions following a coup led by uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras and four other MPs. Chirag, the son of veteran Bihar leader Ram Vilas Paswan, said he was ready for a legal battle against the rebels.
“We may have to fight a long legal battle on how the rebel group elected someone as its chairman,” Chirag said.
Chirag was left isolated at the top as five of the six MPs of the party breakaway and wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla requesting him to consider them as a separate group. Chirag, in a desperate attempt, tried to resolve the differences with Paras, but in vain.
While Nitish Kumar is reportedly having a role in the coup against Chirag, the latter continues to justify the decision to fight the Bihar election alone. Notably, LJP could not perform well in the Assembly polls, but seriously dented the performance of JD(U). Chirag also levelled corruption allegations against Kumar that affected the latter’s image.
Chirag Paswan removed from party positions
The rebel group on Tuesday removed Chirag Paswan from the post of party president. The decision was taken in an emergency meeting of the rebel MPs who have isolated Chirag in the party founded by his late father Ram Vilas Paswan.
Paras, who is leading the rebellion, had on Monday announced the removal of Chirag as the leader of the LJP parliamentary party. Paras, who is the brother of Ram Vilas Paswan, said that the removal was done on the principle of ‘One Man, One Post’.
Suraj Bhan made working president
The rebels have made Suraj Bhan the working president of the party until a new president is elected in the national executive meeting of the party expected soon.
Pasupati Kumar Paras had earlier said, “There are six MPs in our party. It was the desire of five MPs to save our party. So I have not split the party, I have saved it. I am with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Nitish Kumar is a good leader and Vikas Purush (development man).”
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