Chirag Paswan took Nitish Kumar lightly! PM Modi, be it Lalu or Paswan – In the last 24 hours, there has been an atmosphere of uproar in the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), the main political party of Bihar. Led by party MP from Hajipur Pashupati Kumar Paras, five-party MPs have taken the step of changing the leadership in the party by isolating the national president Chirag Paswan. Chirag Paswan, while trying to do damage control in the case, drove the car himself and reached the house of uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras, but there too he was disappointed.
Even after waiting for about one and a half hours, uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras did not give time to meet his nephew Chirag. However, Chirag Paswan has proposed to his uncle that the new president of LJP, Ram Vilas Paswan’s wife and Chirag’s mother, Reena Paswan should be made. Time will tell what is the decision in the family and LJP, but the name of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is coming to the fore as a facilitator in this entire political development.
There is hardly any official statement about Nitish Kumar’s role, but most things in politics are understood by guesses and gestures. The damage done to JDU by the decisions taken by Chirag Paswan during the 2020 Bihar assembly elections and the nature of Nitish Kumar seems to strengthen the apprehensions of the facilitator.
70-year-old Nitish Kumar has been in socialist politics since his student life. If we look at Nitish Kumar’s political career spanning nearly 45 years, one thing is clear that he plays political enmity much more vigorously than the sincerity with which he maintains friendship. Nitish Kumar has been particularly damaging the Lok Janshakti Party’s clan and its vote bank. Say that Nitish uses the power of LJP as a political tonic whenever he wants.
Nitish has damaged the family of LJP and Ramvilas on 4 occasions!
- In the Bihar assembly elections held in February 2005, the LJP led by Ram Vilas Paswan won 29 seats. Without the support of Ram Vilas, neither Lalu was able to form the government, nor Nitish. Paswan was showing his power by taking the key to power to demand that Muslim be made CM. Then one-day news came that 21 out of 29 MLAs of LJP have agreed to support Nitish Kumar against the wishes of Ram Vilas Paswan. However, NDA leaders were anticipating that if the elections were held again, they would get an absolute majority. In the elections held in October 2005, BJP + JDU together got an absolute majority, but Ram Vilas Paswan suffered the most. His party came down from 29 to 10 seats. In this way, Nitish Kumar did the first major damage to Ram Vilas Paswan.
- In the 2010 Bihar assembly elections, Ram Vilas Paswan and Lalu Prasad Yadav together prepared a combination of Dalit + Yadav + Muslim voters. It is believed that this combination was made on the advice of Paswan. Nitish Kumar formed the Mahadalit society by removing Paswan and some more castes who came in the Dalit society in Bihar. Not only this, special facilities were given to the people of the caste coming in the Mahadalit society under the Nitish government. Ram Vilas Paswan suffered a huge loss due to this decision of Nitish. Earlier, where he had remained the biggest face of the Dalit society, due to becoming a Mahadalit, a large part of this society started considering Nitish as their leader.
- In the year 2014, Ram Vilas Paswan was trying to strengthen his party again by joining the NDA, when Nitish Kumar once again joined hands with BJP in 2016. With Nitish joining the NDA, Ram Vilas Paswan’s political status as a partner began to decline. With the arrival of Nitish, the LJP had lost its bargaining position in the NDA. After the untimely demise of Ram Vilas Paswan during the 2020 Bihar Assembly elections, Chirag Paswan separated his party from the NDA in Bihar in the name of the Nitish protest. In the election, Chirag did damage to Nitish and his party, but now he has to bear the brunt of it.
- In the 2020 elections, Chirag is finding it difficult to oppose Nitish. Nitish first took the lone LJP MLA to his party. Now Chirag is isolated in both his party and family. LJP’s five MPs, led by Chirag’s uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras, have sent a letter to the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, informing about the change of leadership in the party. When Chirag reached his uncle Pashupati Paras’s house to do damage control, he refused to meet him.