Chirag Paswan to begin 'Ashirvad yatra' to seek 'blessings' in Bihar
Patna: Beleaguered LJP leader Chirag Paswan to go on 'Ashirvad yatra' to strengthen his political base in Bihar. After the split, national president Chirag Paswan has been isolated.
Speaking to the media, Paswan said, " I am beginning Ashirvad yatra from Hajipur because it was my father's work land. We will hold this yatra in every district. Our only aim is to take everyone's blessings. I don't have the status to show power to anyone. My own people have betrayed me."
Last month, the Lok Janshakti Party had witnessed a massive setback after five out of its six MPs in the Lok Sabha revolted against party chief Chirag Paswan.
Hajipur MP Pashupati Kumar Paras, the younger brother of late LJP founder Ram Vilas Paswan, led the rebellion. Four LJP MPs -- Chandan Singh, Veena Devi, Mehboob Ali Kaiser and Prince Raj -- backed Paras as the party's parliamentary board leader, and he will now be the party leader in Lok Sabha.
Under the leadership of Chirag Paswan, the LJP fought the Bihar assembly elections alone. Out of 134 contested seats, the party managed to win only a single seat.
However, it caused significant damage to Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United), reducing its tally from 71 to 43 seats.