Chirag Paswan, who was evicted by a rebel faction in the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) led by his uncle, on Wednesday appointed his right hand Raju Tiwari as the party’s national president as the party’s Bihar unit president. . His decision is to directly challenge his uncle Paras Nath.
This post was originally held by Chirag Paswan’s cousin Prince Raj. Prince is one of the five MPs who rebelled on Monday led by Pashupati Kumar Paras and asked the Lok Sabha Speaker to recognize him as a separate group.
Facing revolt, Paswan alleged that he was illegally removed from the post of party president and was ready to fight a legal battle over it.
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Chirag said, “If Pashupati Paras wanted to become the leader of the party in Parliament, he could have told me and I would have happily made him the leader. The way I was removed was completely illegal. We are going through a legal battle. ready for that too.”
Alleging that JDU was behind the split, Jamui MP Paswan said, “JDU as a party has always tried to divide other parties which come forward to give them a fight. We are working out a legal way to answer whatever happened in a few days. JDU is fully responsible for the current situation.”
Claiming that he has been betrayed, Paswan said, “I am not keeping well for the past few days. I am still recovering from typhoid… What hurts me the most is that when I was on bed rest, such a strategy was made behind my back.”
“I tried my level best to ensure that the party and the family remain united. Even my mother tried to contact Uncle, but she could not.”
Meanwhile, Paras hit back at Paswan and said, “You should ask Chirag Paswan why did he remove me from the post of state president? He did this even when there was no power. We fought the Bihar elections under our supervision and all 6 MPs won According to the Election Commission report, we have got the highest number of votes.”
Woman accuses Prince Paswan of rape
On Wednesday, hours after Chirag Paswan mentioned a sexual misconduct complaint against his cousin Prince Raj, a woman came forward to file a rape complaint against Prince Raj with the Delhi Police.
According to online media, the woman lodged a three-page complaint against Prince Raj at the Connaught Place police station here on Tuesday night alleging rape by drinking alcohol.
However, police sources said that at present no case has been registered. “The police is verifying the allegations against the Lok Sabha MP and a case will be registered after the results are out,” the source said.