NEW DELHI: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday said that former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee wanted him to become the Chief Minister of Bihar.
“There was meeting at Atal ji’s place. Advani ji, Yashwant Sinha ji, George Fernandes, Sharad Yadav and Nitish Kuamr were also present at the meeting. Everyone voiced their opinion. Then Atal ji said that make Ram Vilas ji the Chief Minister, the government will run smoothly as he has a nature of taking everyone along. Then I went to him and said don’t push me into this,” Paswan told ANI.
“Then we had a separate discussion and I said that I don’t want to. He was upset with this and said that make whoever you wish to but the government will not last long….So, I refused on my own…I have been in national politics for a long time and when one has a national image then there is a hesitation to get into state politics,” he added.