The current LJP dispute in Bihar is like a pre-disaster warning for regional parties with family structure across the country. There is also a big lesson for leaders like Lalu Prasad Yadav and Jitan Ram Manjhi. At the country level, regional parties of some states have been victims of a similar incident. One thing was devastated. The second is populated. Reference can be made to the controversy after the death of Telugu Desam Party founder NTR. In that NTR's wife Lakshmi Parvati's claim on the party ended automatically. Son-in-law Chandrababu Naidu was adopted by TDP supporters. A similar incident happened in the family of SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav. Son Akhilesh and brother Shivpal fought. Mulayam's supporters accepted the former as his heir. Shivpal went to the margins.
In such parties the fight for the legacy is inevitable
At present, there is a fight between Chirag Paswan and Pashupati Paras for the legacy of Ram Vilas Paswan. Results are yet to come. Ultimately, who will play the role of Lakshmi Parvati and Shivpal, only time will tell. There is also a warning in this episode for parties like RJD and Hindustani Awami Morcha. With the message that if the family saves, it also destroys. Incidentally, the RJD had seen its saving aspect. Rabri Devi became the Chief Minister in times of crisis. The party, family and government did not come under fire. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar does not believe in familyism. Crisis came. He made Jitan Ram Manjhi from outside the family the chief minister. What difficulties had to be faced in taking back power again, this is a chapter in the political history of Bihar.
solution didn't work
It cannot be said that LJP founder Ram Vilas Paswan was not aware of the commitment of his MPs and MLAs. In 2005, he became a victim of MLAs with loose commitment. In subsequent elections, he selected the extended family, in which, apart from relatives, there were investments of cousins, cousins, daughter-in-law and son-in-law. Arrangements were made for so many members of the family in the circle of MPs, in which there was no chance of division. LJP won six MPs each in the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Both the times three members of the family were kept. So that the four members required for division out of six may not get together. accident happened. Two members of the family came out in revolt.
A glimpse is seen in RJD
RJD's Sarva Sarva Lalu Prasad is still decisive. His family is bigger than that of Ram Vilas Paswan. influential social group with them. But, it cannot be said that everything is going well in the family. Haven't got power yet. With the prospect of getting power, the news of the dispute also started coming out. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Tej Pratap had jumped into campaigning against the authorized candidates of the party in Jehanabad and Sitamarhi. In the assembly elections, he had asked for a share in the ticket like a friar. One of the centers of power in the family is that of Rajya Sabha member Dr. Misa Bharti. Another daughter Dr. Rohini Acharya's sudden increased activism is also being seen as an aspiration to share. The LJP episode has given Lalu Prasad an opportunity to eliminate or minimize the issue of wrangling in time.
small family happy family
Hindustani Awam Morcha is also a family party. is new. This is an example of a small family, a happy family at the moment. As a former chief minister, Morcha founder Jitan Ram Manjhi is currently indispensable to power. His son Santosh Manjhi went to the Legislative Council with the help of a party. There are ministers in the government of the other party. Samadhin has been an MLA in the past as well. A son-in-law and a son need planning. The present of the Morcha is not such that there is a deadly struggle for power in the family. Yet the Morcha can also learn something from the LJP. The Bihar People's Party was also formed more or less on this basis. The political activism of its founder Anand Mohan ended. The party also became secondary. His relatives are doing politics in another party.
Category: India: Politics