PATNA/NEW DELHI: The BJP on Friday came down heavily against the Chirag Paswan-led Lok Janshakti Party for creating confusion in the minds of the electorate about the NDA alliance when the first phase of the Bihar election is just two weeks away.
The BJP said that the LJP is in the poll fray only for the sake of its survival and is making attempts to cut into the vote base of the NDA constituents.
In a strong statement, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar in Patna said that the LJP chief is making statements with deliberate intention to create confusion among the electorate. The strong statements from the BJP leader came after Paswan in a series of interview had claimed that senior BJP functionaries were aware of the plan of the LJP to leave the NDA alliance in Bihar.
The BJP also held a press conference in Delhi to issue a strong statement, saying that the NDA in Bihar elections consists of BJP, JD-U, VIP and HAM. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said that the LJP is just a vote-splitting outfit in the Bihar polls. Paswan had purportedly said that some senior leaders of the BJP were in know of the exit plan of the LJP, but remained mum over it.
“The BJP has no ‘B’ team,” said Javdekar, adding that the NDA will win the upcoming Bihar election with a three-fourth majority.
Earlier, Bihar deputy CM and BJP senior leader Sushil Kumar Modi has also termed the LJP as ‘vote katwa’ (vote cutter) party with no electoral capacity to win more than two-three seats.
Paswan told the media that the LJP has no need of using the picture of anyone because he has attachment with Prime minister on ideological level. On Friday, Paswan attacked the Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, saying,
“He (Nitish Kumar) is fighting to rule us, but we are fighting for the pride of Bihar.”
But facing an open backlash from the BJP, Paswan described himself as “Hanuman” to PM Modi.
“I don’t need photos of PM Modi. He is in my heart. Much like Hanuman’s devotion for Ram, you will find only Modiji if you cut open my heart,” Paswan said unabashedly.
“I have full faith on the PM and I am confident that after November 10, BJP and LJP will form a government.”
PM to address 12 rallies In support of Nitish
PM Narendra Modi will share stage with CM Nitish Kumar to address 12 rallies for all three phases of the Bihar elections.
Modi will address the first set of rallies in Sasaram, Gaya and Bhagalpur on October 23. His election rally would be telecasted through LED screens in all the neighbouring Assembly constituencies of the NDA candidates at the same time through a digital live webcast system.