LJP chief Chirag Paswan on Friday launched the occasion’s record of candidates for 53 Bihar meeting seats which is able to go to polls within the second section and targetted the ruling JD(U) saying voting for it meant pushing the state to “backwardness”. Releasing the second record of candidates on Twitter, he asserted that the Lok Janshakti Party will come to energy within the state and implement its ‘Bihar first, Bihari first’ imaginative and prescient doc.
The second section of elections is scheduled to be held on November 3. Paswan informed the occasion candidates, “It is necessary for all of you to win the assembly election for the sake of Bihar’s future. Giving votes to JD(U) means pushing Bihar to backwardness.” “The LJP is not just contesting elections, but will emerge victorious and implement Bihar first, Bihari first,” Paswan, who’s a Lok Sabha member from Jamui, mentioned.
Paswan additionally tweeted a couplet in Hindi: “Zulm karo mat, Zulm saho mat. Jeena Hai to marna sikho, Kadam kadam par larna sikho (Don’t oppress, don’t tolerate oppression. If you want to live, learn to die first, also learn to fight back at every step). He also posted a 13-second audio clip of his father and LJP founder, late Ram Vilas Paswan, in which he is heard reciting the same lines to enthuse the party workers and woo the voters.
The LJP has already announced a list of 42 candidates for the first phase of Bihar assembly election slated to be held on October 28. The party has unequivocally stated that it will put up candidates in 143 constituencies especially to thwart the electoral chances of candidates of the ruling JD(U) which is contesting 122 seats.
The LJP had quit the NDA in Bihar on October 4 saying it will contest the state assembly poll on its own and not under the alliance’s chief minister face and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar. Paswan’s party had, however, clarified that it will not field any candidate against the BJP and the decision to go it alone was taken due to “ideological variations” with the JD(U).
The BJP, which is contesting 121 seats, has termed the LJP as “votekatwa” (one who takes away votes) whose only aim is to ensure that the NDA does not win in Bihar. “The occasion (LJP) which can’t win a single seat in Bihar is spreading confusion by claiming to type the federal government,” senior BJP leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi said.
“Paswan says he is not going to let Nitish Kumar develop into the CM which implies that he’s opposing the choice of PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. What type of politics is it that on the one hand he (Paswan) showers reward on the PM and on the opposite opposes Nitish Kumar to whom he (PM) has prolonged his assist?” he said. The saffron party has iterated that whoever opposes Kumar’s candidacy for the CM’s post is against the BJP.
Sushil Modi termed Paswan’s claim that he has met top BJP leader Amit Shah and discussed the Bihar polls as “false and baseless”. The deputy chief minister said that he had a talk with Shah, who specifically told him that there was no such meeting.
On the problem of ballot understanding within the Bihar meeting election between the BJP and the LJP, he mentioned there was distinction of opinion between them on seat adjustment as Paswan needed extra of them and the talks had failed. The LJP had walked out of the NDA in Bihar by itself, Suhil Modi mentioned.