President of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in Bihar, Chirag Paswan is now the face for the party in the upcoming assembly election after the death of his father and renowned politician Ram Vilas Paswan.
Chirag Paswan on Thursday sent out a message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose party is fighting the election in alliance with the JD(U). Taking it to Twitter, Paswan wrote in Hindi, “Last time, honourable Nitish Kumar ji became the chief minister with the blessings of Lalu Prasad ji and then betrayed him and became the chief minister with the blessings of the Prime Minister. This time, he is taking blessings from Narendra Modi but what if he jumps to Lalu Prasad’s camp.”
पिछली बार आदरणीय @laluprasadrjd जी के आशीर्वाद से आदरणीय @NitishKumar जी मुख्यमंत्री बने और फिर उनको धोखा देकर प्रधानमंत्री जी के आशीर्वाद से रातों रात मुख्यमंत्री बन गए।इस बार कहीं आदरणीय @narendramodi जी का आशीर्वाद लेकर फिर आदरणीय @laluprasadrjd जी के शरण में ना चले जाएँ साहब।
— युवा बिहारी चिराग पासवान (@iChiragPaswan) October 22, 2020
CM Nitish Kumar, who has been in power since 2005, is aiming for a fourth straight term. In 2014, the CM refused to accept Narendra Modi as prime ministerial candidate and parted ways with the BJP. In 2015, he formed an unlikely alliance by teaming up with Lalu Prasad’s RJD and formed the government yet again. However, the alliance broke and Nitish Kumar called off ties with the RJD in 2017 and returned to the BJP fold.
LJP for now has parted ways with BJP-JDU alliance in Bihar. Though the LJP chief is off full support to the BJP, the party is leaving no opportunity to attack incumbent chief minister Nitish Kumar, saying that if he continues to lead the state, his children will have to migrate out of Bihar for work.
On several occasions, Chirag Paswan has spoken his heart out for PM Modi saying, “I have the highest regard for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and I can never think of defeating BJP in elections even in my dreams. I want to categorically say that any number of LJP candidates, who win elections, will be supporting BJP for a BJP CM.”
Chirag Paswan has also expressed that he is hoping post November 10, the d-day in Bihar, there will be a BJP-LJP government.
The LJP chief on Wednesday held a roadshow in Paliganj. Elections will be held in three phases in Bihar for 243 seats, the first phase for 71 seats on October 28, the second phase for 94 seats on November 3 and the third phase for the remaining 78 seats on November 7.