Once again the stir in Bihar's politics has intensified. There has been a split in the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP). Pashupati Kumar Paras has been unanimously elected as the leader of the LJP Parliamentary Party in the Lok Sabha. Five out of six LJP MPs have written a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, urging it to be recognized as a separate faction in the House. According to sources, the MPs will meet the Speaker of the Lok Sabha at 3 pm today. On this issue, Pashupati Kumar Paras said in a press conference that I am not destroying the party, I am saving it. He said that I have no complaint against Chirag Paswan and he can stay at the party if he wants. Earlier, to persuade the angry uncle, Chirag Paswan reached the residence of party MP and uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras to meet him, but the meeting could not be possible.
Earlier, in a press conference, Pashupati Paras said that Lok Janshakti Party was disintegrating, some anti-social elements broke into our party and broke the alliance ignoring the sentiments of 99 percent of workers. There are 6 MPs in our party. 5 MPs wished that the party was ending its existence, so the party should be saved. I have not broken the party, have saved the party. These five MPs are being led by Pashupati Nath Paras, the younger brother of Ram Vilas Paswan and MP from Hajipur. There is also talk of joining the JDU of the five rebel MPs Pashupati Paras, Prince Paswan, Veena Singh, Chandan Kumar, and Mehboob Ali Kaiser. With this, Chirag will be left alone in the Lok Sabha.
LJP sources told ANI that five party MPs have elected Pashupati Kumar Paras, who is currently representing Hajipur Lok Sabha's seat in Bihar, as the new leader of the parliamentary party. "The LJP MPs on Sunday met Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and handed over a letter to him about the new developments in the party," sources said. He has requested them to consider Pashupati Kumar Paras as the new leader of LJP in Lok Sabha.
Party sources said the LJP MPs were not happy with the working style of Chirag Paswan's father, former Union minister, and LJP patron Ram Vilas Paswan. LJP has a total of six MPs in the Lok Sabha and five MPs unanimously elected Pashupati Paras as the leader of the party in the lower house. This move is being seen as a major political development in the politics of Bihar. The LJP is currently part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the Centre.
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