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Bihar politics heats up as LJP accuses RJD to be anti-upper caste

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Bihar politics heats up as LJP accuses RJD to be anti-upper caste
Source: Indian Express

With the clear passage of ‘The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Fourth Amendment) Bill 2019’ in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha the blame game is on rise in Bihar. Applauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi for this decision, Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) has accused the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) as a party opposed to upper castes.

Union Minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan said, “This single legislation has taken away rozi roti (bread and butter) of those parties who used to pit upper caste against lower caste.”

Paswan said, “The opposition had no option other than supporting the bill. RJD will get to win no seat and their leaders will face tough questions from voters belonging to upper castes for opposing the bill. All those who supported it with some ifs and buts will also pay the price.”

Taking a jibe on Mahagathbandhan he said- Congress will also suffer as it shares space in the grand alliance with RJD.  In the end, they all will score ‘Zero’ in upcoming polls.

Spokesperson of LJP Sunil Pandey while talking media people in Patna also took a dig at Mahagathbandhan and said- This decision of Modi government is a ray of hope but it has exposed the differences within Mahagathbandhan. Congress, Hindustan Awam Morcha and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) have supported it but Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) opposed. Thus RJD is anti-upper caste.

LJP leader Suraj Bhan Singh said- The gap between the rich and poor will get reduced after this decision. It will remove poverty from this nation.

LJP feels parties like RJD and Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) need the vote of upper castes on one hand and they think to harm them on the other. After the passage of the quota bill, Bihar is witnessing the rise in instances of heated political exchange but only after elections, its impact will be seen on the ground.