Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan, opposing the recognition of his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras as the leader of the party in the Lok Sabha, wrote a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla saying that it is against the legislation of LJP. Paswan also informed Birla through a letter written on Tuesday that the party under his chairmanship has expelled five MPs, including Paras, from the LJP who have united against him. He requested the Speaker of the Lok Sabha to reconsider his decision and issue a fresh circular recognizing him as the leader of the LJP in the House.
Paswan, a Lok Sabha member from Jamui in Bihar, said, “Under Article 26 of the LJP’s constitution, the Central Parliamentary Board has the right to decide who will be the leader of the party in the Lok Sabha. In such a situation, the decision to declare Pashupati Kumar Paras as the leader of LJP in the Lok Sabha is against the provision of our party’s constitution. According to the party’s constitution, the national president can be removed only if he dies or resigns, he said.
He also spoke about the activities going on in the party. Chirag made a big allegation that efforts were being made by the Janata Dal United (JDU) to break our party. I fought the election with the full support of my party. Some people were not ready to follow the path of struggle. My uncle himself did not play any role in the election campaign. Many more MPs of my party were busy in their personal elections.
Recently, five of the six LJP MPs chose Paras as their leader instead of Chirag Paswan. Now both the groups are claiming that their faction is the real LJP. This party was founded by Ram Vilas Paswan who passed away a few months back. He was the father of Chirag Paswan and the elder brother of Paras.
The faction led by Chirag Paswan has claimed to have expelled five MPs, including Paras, from the party, while the faction led by Paras has removed Chirag from the post of president.