Bihar’s ruler Janata Dal-United on Sunday criticized former coalition partner Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) as a spoiler in recent Assembly polls, calling its president Chirag Paswan a “Hanuman who set Ayodhya on fire. “.
The comments by JD-U national spokesperson and former Rajya Sabha MP KC Tyagi came on the last day of the party’s Executive Committee meeting here, where one of the central issues was the party’s poor performance in the elections. of the Assembly, among other topics.
Before the Bihar Assembly elections, the LJP led by Chirag Paswan broke away from the NDA at the state level and gave the majority of tickets to candidates who were denied by the JD-U, while fighting only in those seats. where JD-U was contesting, to play the role of a “vote cutter”.
“Chirag himself announced that he is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hanuman. I know a Hanuman who had set fire to Lanka and I must say that Chirag is the guy (from Hanuman) who has set Ayodhya (his own alliance) on fire.” Tyagi said.
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“Chirag is the son of the socialist leader Ram Vilas Paswan, who had made speeches only after showing respect to such leaders as Ram Manohar Lohia, Bhim Rao Ambedkar and others in the same league. It is extremely regrettable that his son did not take the name of these social justice leaders and also his father during the Assembly elections in Bihar. Although the LJP withdrew from the NDA, he was seeking votes on behalf of Narendra Modi, “Tyagi alleged.
“After the election result, Nitish Kumar announced that he would resign from CM position. Our other leaders convinced him that he is not CM based on MLA numbers, but he is CM due to his high credibility in Bihar.” . he said.
“In 2005, 2010 and 2015, Nitish Kumar had the upper hand in Bihar. Without his efforts, the BJP would not be here. Even in 2020, Nitish Kumar was the face of the CM’s NDA. During the meeting, the party leaders emphasized in detecting those leaders or members responsible for anti-party activities at the polls, “added Tyagi.