Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan on Monday appealed to people to cast their vote against Nitish Kumar’s JD(U). Chirag Paswan said that the BJP-LJP will form a government in Bihar after the Assembly election.
Paswan, the son of LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, said this in an open letter. The development comes a day after the party decided to go solo in the Bihar election as it is opposed to the idea of Nitish Kumar as the chief ministerial candidate for NDA.
Voting for JD(U) will force children to migrate
Chirag Paswan told the voters of Bihar that a vote for the JD(U) will lead to the migration of their children tomorrow as he sought their support for his party candidates in the three-phase poll starting October 28.
“This is the most decisive moment in the history of the state of Bihar. It is a question of life and death of the 12 crore people of the state and we have no time to lose. The road ahead is not easy for the LJP but we will fight and win it too,” Chirag Paswan said.
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All LJP MLAs will work under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he added.
Differences with JD(U)
Citing his party’s differences with the JD(U), Paswan said be it the growing bureaucracy in Bihar, the ruling party’s treatment of its allies or its agenda, people’s grievances are not being addressed either by the officials or the chief minister.
Why LJP decided to go solo?
The statement issued by the party on Sunday provided that the decision to go solo in the Bihar elections was taken due to the party’s ideological differences with JD(U). LJP also said that there is no rift with the BJP and the party will continue to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his vision for the development of the country, as well as Bihar.
The LJP’s decision comes at the end of months-long sparring with the JD(U) over a number of issues, including Bihar’s handling of the coronavirus crisis and Nitish Kumar’s joining forces with former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi. Manjhi, a Dalit leader like the Paswans, has an overlapping support base. Within the party, Chirag Paswan has not been shy about expressing his ambitions for the top job.
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