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Chirag Paswan Expresses Unhappiness With Bihar Govt’s Handling Of Migrant Crisis

In an interview to news agency PTI, though Chirag Paswan did not make any direct reference to Kumar and change in leadership, but asserted that he’ll back the BJP in whatever decision it takes. 

New Delhi| Lok Janshakti Party President Chirag Paswan while highlighting his party’s unease with Nitish Kumar, said on Friday that he will back the BJP if it opts for a change of face in the Bihar assembly polls as he once again iterated his dissatisfaction over the Chief Minister’s handling of the migrants issue, stressing that  it “could have been better”.

The BJP, leader in the NDA alliance, had declared JD(U) President NItish Kumar as chief ministerial candidate more than a year ago. But now, a section of leaders within the alliance have been expressing their dismay over his leadership.

In an interview to news agency PTI, though Chirag Paswan did not make any direct reference to Kumar and change in leadership, but asserted that he’ll back the BJP in whatever decision it takes.

“Who will be the face, who will be the leader of the alliance is something that its largest constituent BJP has to decide. The LJP is strongly with the BJP in whatever decision it takes. If they (BJP) want to go ahead with Nitish Kumar ji, we are with them, if they want to have a change of mind… whatever decision the BJP takes, we will support,” Paswan said.

His remarks have been doing rounds owing to the reason that the issue of NDA’s face in Bihar for the assembly polls was considered resolved after the then BJP president Amit Shah had declared in 2019 that Mr. Kumar will lead the alliance in the next assembly elections. The Bihar polls are scheduled to take place in  October-November.

Paswan, answering about the Bihar state government’s handling of the migrant issue arose by the nation wide lockdown, said it could have been handled better.

“If Bihar government had begun transporting migrants earlier, then we could have avoided the example of the likes of Jyoti Kumar. Deaths of many labourers on their way to home could have been probably avoided too,” Paswan said praising Yogi Adityanath government’s response to the same.

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