Chirag Paswan is likely to lose post of party chief in next few moves in his political misfortunes started Monday morning. He has been isolated by a sudden coup in his Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) led by his uncle.
Sources say five of the six LJP Lok Sabha MPs who have revolted – he is the 6th – and picked his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras as their chief, will next move to eliminate him as national party chief and the head of the LJP parliamentary party and board.
Chirag Paswan stands to lose each administration post he has held in the party that he took over after his father and LJP organizer Ram Vilas Paswan’s demise in October 2020.
Sources say Mr Paras, the more younger sibling of Ram Vilas Paswan and the lead major part in the coup dispatched with significant assistance from Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the BJP, will go to Patna with different MPs and assemble a conference of the LJP national executive to empower far reaching developments pointed toward pushing Chirag Paswan out in cold.
On Monday, Chirag Paswan’s endeavors at compromise failed and the dissenters were cold to his detailed compromise formula – introducing his mother as public national party president in his place.
Chirag Paswan headed to his uncle’s home however hung tight for an hour and 45 minutes as Mr Paras didn’t welcome him in. His cousin Prince Raj, another rebel, additionally remains in the house yet didn’t come out all things considered.
Later in the evening, the rebel MPs voted to replace Chirag Paswan and chose his uncle as their chief. Speaker Om Birla supported the choice, leaving Chirag Paswan replaced as Lok Sabha leader in the party he leads.
“I have not split the party, I have saved it. Chirag Paswan is my nephew as well as party’s national president. I have no objections to him,” said Mr Paras yesterday.
Mr Paras, a first-time MP who had consistently been Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s calm right hand, arranged the coup a very long time after an unpleasant and public altercation with his nephew, only days after Paswan Senior’s demise.
He had never been ready for Chirag Paswan’s choice to split away from the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the Bihar political decision and assault partner Nitish Kumar.
While the LJP won only one assembly seat out of Bihar’s 243, it exacted the most exceedingly awful harm on Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United (JDU). JDU leaders accept the party lost 32 seats due to Chirag Paswan’s vote-parting factor. For Nitish Kumar, it implied an immeasurably decreased status in the NDA with the BJP arising as the prevailing ally.
After the elections, the Bihar Chief Minister clarified that he didn’t need Chirag to have anything to do with the NDA – or BJP besides.
When there was discussion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi extending his cabinet, Chirag Paswan was viewed as a characteristic decision to replace his father, who passed on in office on October 8.
Yet, the JDU, which is looking at a spot in the Union Cabinet, apparently nixed Chirag.
Sources say senior JDU pioneer Lallan Singh and a BJP Rajya Sabha MP then, at that point returned to LJP MPs and Mr Paras was informed that he could turn into a member of the NDA in Bihar and the Center just if Chirag Paswan was not in order.
JDU pioneer Maheshwar Prasad Hazari, a Paswan family relative and a previous LJP MLA, assumed a part in convincing the dissidents to dive in. The choice to replace Chirag Paswan was taken in a meeting in Patna on Saturday.
After significant conversations, the plan of acquainting the five LJP MPs with the Speaker as a different unit after their Sunday night defiance was given to a BJP parliamentarian from Bihar.
Sources say if and when Mr Paras is chosen the LJP national president instead of Chirag Paswan, his odds of a section into the Union Cabinet will light up.