Chirag Paswan was on Tuesday removed as Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) national president. Suraj Bhan, who was made the National Working President of the party, will conduct the election of the national president. According to reports, Pashupati Kumar Paras, who has been leading the rebellion, is most likely to be elected the new chief of the LJP in the coming days.
The primary membership of all five MPs from the Chirag Paswan faction was also terminated. "A national executive meeting was held and was decided to remove all the 5 MPs from the party." Raju Tiwari, LJP leader said. On being asked if Chirag Paswan was betrayed, Tiwari said, "There is a process of doing things in a party. This will be called a betrayal."
"Those who are protesting against Pashupati Kumar Paras are bad elements who had entered the party after Ram Vilas Paswan's death. They will be removed soon. I am not calling Chirag Paswan a bad element," said Shravan Kumar, another LJP leader.
The development came a day after five out of the six MPs of LJP joined hands against the Paswan scion.
Moments before his removal as national president, Chirag Paswan had tweeted an old letter with an emotional note.
"I tried but failed to keep this party created by my father and my family. Party is like mother and she should not be cheated. People are paramount in democracy. I thank the people who have faith in the party. I share an old letter," tweeted the son of late Ram Vilas Paswan.
Paswan junior on Monday found himself in muddu waters when five of the six Lok Janshakti Party MPs in Lok Sabha joined hands against him and elected Pashupati Kumar Paras, the youngest brother Ram Vilas Paswan.