RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav extends olive branch to LJP leader Paswan

Patna: Amidst a rebellion of the LJP leadership, Tejashwi Yadav asked Chirag Paswan to join the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)-led alliance in Bihar.

Speaking to the media, Yadav said it is up to Chirag Paswan if he wants to “remain with RSS and communal forces or join hands with a secular front in Bihar.”

“Chirag bhai has to decide whether he wants to stay with RSS and followers of M S Golwalkar who wrote Bunch of Thoughts or those who are with the constitution,” Yadav said.

The RJD leader also lashed out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for playing a key role in engineering a split in Lok Janshakti Party.

“Everyone is aware who was the mastermind behind the game that was played in LJP. Had Nitish Kumar not utilized his time for doing politics of jod-tod, development of Bihar could have taken place,” he alleged.

Yadav’s comment comes days after the LJP witnessed a massive setback when five out of its six MPs in the lower house of Parliament revolted against party chief Chirag Paswan.

The rebellion was led by his uncle, Pashupati Paras, Hajipur MP, and the younger brother of late Ram Vilas Paswan. Four LJP MPs — Chandan Singh, Veena Devi, Mehboob Ali Kaiser, and Prince Raj — backed Paras as the leader of the party’s parliamentary board, leaving the party national president Chirag isolated.

Paras was then unanimously elected as the LJP Parliamentary leader in Lok Sabha.

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