In Bihar, the ruling party JDU has done less than anyone to teach its workers party policy. Whether in terms of training or communication, JDU has worked in its organization up to the booth level over the past few years. However, during this period, the party leader also campaigned against many social evils. But when it was the turn of the ticket and the candidature was not given, many relied on party loyalty. Jumping to the ground, without worrying that it would harm his team and alliance.
If we look at both the candidates in the first round of the Bihar Assembly elections, more than a dozen JDU rebels have gone to the polls. Elsewhere, other elements of the NDA are hurting the BJP and sometimes its own JDU. Among such JDU rebels, many MLAs have been beaten, some former MLAs, former ministers and many leaders associated with the JDU organization.
The JDU expelled 15 such leaders in the first phase and four such leaders in the second phase, although its rebels did not show much influence. In the second phase, JDU rebel Shailendra Pratap Singh Taraiya and former JDU MLA Manjit Singh are fighting hard from Baikunthpur. Two independent candidates are contesting. In the second phase, JDU rebel MLA Ravi Jyoti has jumped out of the Congress instead.
Even in the first stage, the JDU has many rebels who will influence the outcome. Shri Bhagwan Singh Kushwaha is fighting against the LJP candidate against the JDU candidate as he did not get a ticket from Jagadishpur constituency. MLA Dadan Pehelwan is battling against JDU’s independent Dumroon candidate Anjum Ara. In addition to these two, the party has revolted and tried to send a strong message by removing 19 leaders, including former minister Rameshwar Paswan, former MLA Ranvijay Singh, Sumit Singh, Ramchandra Saad and Lon Bhuiyan. The party’s state president Basistha Narayan Singh said the party’s position was clear about those who had revolted against the organization. Such people should understand this.