Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 21
Amidst the switch-overs amongst political events making an attempt to strengthen their place forward of the Bihar elections, it appears that evidently opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) can be pursuing NDA-ally Chirag Paswan-led Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), convincing it to cross-over.
The RJD, which suffered a humiliating defeat within the 2019 Lok Sabha, acquired one other setback after senior leaders and sitting MLAs, together with Lalu Prasad’s ‘samdhi’ (son Tej Pratap Yadav’s father-in-law Chandrika Rai), converted to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led ruling Janata Dal (United).
The opposition facet was additionally jolted when former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi-led Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) determined to give up the Grand Alliance (Mahagathbandhan) on Thursday.
Amid the political turbulence forward of the high-stake Assembly elections, sources say the RJD is now making an attempt to persuade Chirag Paswan, who has made no bones about his emotions about NDA companion Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in his quest for higher seat and energy share, to go away the alliance.
Political observers and the BJP leaders, however, declare that Chirag was “unlikely to leave the NDA and is just posturing”.
Nitish Kumar and the JD-U are additionally making an attempt their greatest to cut back LJP’s stature by wooing Manjhi, who’s taking part in near coronary heart. Meanwhile, the rift between the NDA allies, the JD-U and the LJP, is deepening.
Chirag Paswan has been concentrating on Nitish Kumar relating to his dealing with of the migrants’ disaster, the COVID pandemic and floods.