Patna, Sept 20: Lok Janshakti Party suffered a major bolt in the wake of the forth coming assembly elections in Bihar. Party’s rebel parliamentarian Rama Singh announced on Sunday, that he would campaign against the NDA alliance in all constituencies where he wields influence.
Singh is reportedly irked by by his diminishing stature within LJP. The veteran leader rose to prominence after defeating RJD strongman Raghuvansh Singh from Vaishalli constituency in Lok Sabha elections. However, since Ram Vilas Paswan’s son Chirag Paswan was handed over the de-facto control over party affairs, he was reportedly sidelined. (ALSO READ: NDA seat-sharing final, BJP to contest 160, LJP 40, Jitan Ram Manjhi 20)
“Definitely, I am hurt. Whatever is happening within the party since the past 8 months had upset a lot of us,” Singh said referring to the nepotistic transfer of power within LJP.
“We will protest with complete might. I will show them that I can make a huge difference. And for that I may go to any extent,” he said hinting towards a possible jump-over to the Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United).
According to sources, the lawmaker is upset at the denial of an assembly seat for his wife by Chirag Paswan. Singh is expected to approach Nitish Kumar for the same.
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