Rift in Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP: National general secretary, others announce breakaway fraction

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In a major crisis to Ram Vilas Paswan‘s Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), a national general secretary of the party on Thursday announced his disassociation from the party and floated its own political party in the state.

LJP’s national General Secretary Dr. Satyanand Sharma on Thursday issued statement stating that he along with 100 other national executive members have decided not to continue with Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP. He further claimed that he has floated breakaway faction named Lok Janshakti Party (Secular).

Dr. Satyanand Sharma along with other members accused Ram Vilas Paswan of indulging in dynasty politics and ignoring the loyal workers and the leaders of the party.

In the recently held national polls, LJP as a part of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won all 6 contested Lok Sabha Seats. LJP President Ram Vilas Paswan did not contest the mega polls and is likely to enter Rajya Sabha.

While Ram Vilas Paswan’s brother Ramchandra Paswan won Samastipur Lok Sabha Seat. Chirag Paswan, son of party boss Ram Vilas Paswan won the mega battle from Jamui reserved Lok Sabha seat for the second term.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Alliance in the state swept polls by bagging 39 Seats out of the 40 Lok Sabha Seats. RJD who led the opposition alliance comprising Congress, RLSP, Jitan Ram Manjhi‘s HAM, among others faced a humiliating defeat in the national polls concluded on May 23.

The UPA – the five-party alliance –  could only win a single seat in the state.

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