LJP fight: Chirag Paswan expels five rebel MPs; Paras-led faction removes him as party president

LJP fight: Chirag Paswan expels five rebel MPs; Paras-led faction removes him as party president

Chirag Paswan. File photo

New Delhi, June 15

The Lok Janshakti Party faction headed by Chirag Paswan on Tuesday expelled the five MPs of the party who had rebelled against him, while the group led by his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras removed him from the post of the party president.  

Both factions moved swiftly to take control of the party a day after Paras, the youngest brother of Paswan’s father and party founder Ram Vilas Paswan, was recognised by the Lok Sabha secretariat as the leader of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in the House. 

While Chirag Paswan has been isolated in the parliamentary party as all other MPs beside him have backed Paras, sources said he continues to draw support from other leaders in the organisation.   

The matter is now likely to reach the Election Commission as both factions have claimed to represent the party. — PTI

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