The crisis marks the latest blow to Chirag Paswan and LJP, which is reeling under the shock of 200 leaders joining the JDU.
Patna| In a fresh crisis for Chirag Paswan-led LJP, five out of Six MPs of the party have rebelled against the party chief. The Lok Sabha MPs removed Chirag Paswan from the post of Leader of the party in the lower house of the parliament. According to media reports, his uncle Pashupati Paras Paswan has been elected as the new leader. The rebel MPs have also refused to accept Chirag as the national president of the party. Pashupati Paras will hold a press conference at 3 pm today.
The crisis marks the latest blow to Chirag Paswan and LJP, which is reeling under the shock of 200 leaders joining the JDU. Reportedly, On Sunday, except Chirag, all five of the six Lok Janshakti Party MPs revolted. Angry with Chirag Paswan, these MPs have written a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. In the letter, they have demanded separate recognition for this faction. There are speculations that this faction can later merge into JDU.
BREAKING: Massive political drama in Delhi! Chirag Paswan rushes to meet uncle Pashupati Paras at his residence, but the doors are shut on him! He is not being allowed inside at the moment. #LJP
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Who Are The Rebel MLAs?
The revolting MPs include Chirag’s uncle Pashupati Paras Paswan, besides cousins Prince Raj, Chandan Singh, Mehboob Ali Keshar and Veena Devi. The rebel MPs also refused to accept Chirag as the national president of the party. They have decided to make Pashupati Paras the new leader. It is clear that the rebel MPs of LJP are now trying to change the leadership in LJP instead of forming a new party.
LJP’s Slide Since Bihar Assembly Elections
This script of rebellion in LJP was written only during the last assembly elections. Earlier, there were also reports of the rebellion led by Pashupati Paras Paswan but after the uproar, he denied it on his letterhead.
After the rebellion of the five MPs, Chirag Paswan has been completely isolated in the politics of Bihar. Lok Janshakti Party is facing its biggest political crisis to date. CM Nitish Kumar and the people of JDU were angry with Chirag since he broke the alliance ahead of the Bihar Assembly election. LJP, in this solo adventure, got only one seat in the assembly elections. After such a poor performance, resentment against Chirag Paswan started increasing within the party.