The LJP and the NDA’s BJP, JDU and HM have been embroiled in a political battle since the LJP announced its decision to contest from the NDA alliance following a ticket-sharing dispute in the Bihar Assembly elections in 2020. This war is slowly turning into a bitter feud.
On Saturday, LJP president Chirag Paswan retaliated against BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar for his vote-cutting remarks. Saying that I do not expect such a statement from him. In a conversation with Tak Channel today, Chirag said that BJP leaders were making such statements under the pressure of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Chirag instructed the BJP leaders to use their prudence.
Chirag said that if we were to cut votes then why did BJP keep us together. The LJP chief reiterated that he has full faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Chirag said that if Nitish Kumar becomes the Chief Minister again, I will be in opposition.
Let me tell you that on Thursday, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi declared the LJP as the only vote-cutting party. At the same time, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar made a similar statement on Friday. He said the LJP national president was misleading the people with the names of big BJP leaders. The LJP bus will remain as the voting party.
Javadekar said, ‘Chirag Paswan has chosen a different path in Bihar. They are misleading the people with the names of big BJP leaders. We have no B and C teams. The NDA is going to get a three-fourths majority in Bihar. Chirag Paswan will have LJP bus as the voting party.
Earlier on Thursday, BJP leader Sushil Modi had said that there was no agreement between the LJP and the BJP. These kinds of things are being promoted, but still people have their own interests. Modi said the LJP is like a vote-cutting party. If he is not part of an alliance, his strength is not to win more than two or three seats. The Deputy Chief Minister also appealed not to spoil the people’s vote by voting for the LJP candidates.