Patna: In a serious switch, the BJP has initiated no longer easy action in opposition to its get up leaders for abandoning the celebration and becoming a member of hands with Chirag Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Fetch together (LJP) earlier than Bihar Assembly elections.
BJP insiders acknowledged that the celebration has expelled 9 senior leaders for six years after they determined to contest polls on LJP designate. The suspension letter changed into issued by BJP notify president Sanjay Jaiswal on Monday evening.
Amongst those which were expelled is Ravindra Yadav, sitting MLA from Jhajha. He has been fielded by the LJP after the seat went to the JD(U). Yet any other gargantuan name to be fielded by the LJP in opposition to the JD(U) nominee is a four-time BJP MLA from Nokha constituency. He changed into upset after the seat went to the JD(U).
Rajendra Singh is yet any other eminent face who has been suspended from the BJP for accepting a designate from Dinara constituency. He has been fielded by the LJP in opposition to the JD(U) nominee and a minister in Nitish Kumar’s cabinet Jai Kumar Singh.
In 2015 he contested in opposition to Jai Kumar Singh from the seat nevertheless lost. Rajendra Singh’s switching sides has raised eyebrows in Bihar political circles as he changed into seen as an active RSS member.
BJP notify president Sanjay Jaiswal in his letter clearly states that the celebration’s and NDA’s record has been maligned by 9 leaders who’re contesting polls in opposition to the NDA on LJP designate.
“You would possibly maybe presumably well maybe presumably very well be being suspended for six years for indulging in anti-celebration actions”, the BJP watch acknowledged.
The development is being seen as a serious setback for the BJP which is contesting assembly elections in alliance with Nitish Kumar’s JD(U), Hindustani Awam Morcha and Vikasheel Insan Fetch together.
Sooner than the announcement of seat-sharing final week, the LJP had pulled off the NDA defying the management of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The LJP had, on the other hand, provided that the celebration’s ties with BJP will remain intact and this would possibly maybe presumably well presumably no longer discipline candidates in opposition to the saffron celebration at some point soon of Bihar polls.
The LJP has fielded 42 candidates in opposition to the JD(U) and two other smaller occasions HAM and VIP for the indispensable segment of polls. Alternatively, no candidate has been fielded in opposition to the BJP.
The JD(U) is contesting 122 seats out of which seven has been allotted to Jitan Ram Manjhi’s HAM. Whereas the BJP has been allotted 121 seats and it has given 11 seats from its quota to Mukesh Sahani’s VIP.
The assembly elections in Bihar for 243 seats are to be held in three phases foundation October 28 and outcomes will be declared on November 10.