By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 8, 2020 11:15:42 pm
Paswan's death comes weeks before Bihar goes to Assembly polls, in which the LJP, under Chirag Paswan's leadership, is fighting separately this time.
“Papa… you are no more in this world but I know you are always with me wherever you are. Miss you Papa…”
These were the words with which Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan announced the demise of his father Ram Vilas Paswan. Paswan passed away Thursday following complications after a heart surgery at a hospital in the national capital.
A Dalit leader from Bihar, Paswan was an eight-time Lok Sabha MP who served as a Union Minister under five prime ministers. His party has been a member of all national coalitions. Whoever LJP was in alliance with, Paswan took pride in introducing himself as a socialist and secular politician.
पापा….अब आप इस दुनिया में नहीं हैं लेकिन मुझे पता है आप जहां भी हैं हमेशा मेरे साथ हैं।
Miss you Papa… pic.twitter.com/Qc9wF6Jl6Z
— युवा बिहारी चिराग पासवान (@iChiragPaswan) October 8, 2020
His death comes weeks before Bihar goes to Assembly polls, in which the LJP, under Chirag Paswan’s leadership, is fighting separately this time — and not as part of the ruling JD(U)-BJP alliance.
However, the party, while attacking Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, has taken pains to reiterate that its alliance with the BJP at the Centre was “firm”, that its MLAs would back the BJP in a post-poll scenario, and that the split for the Bihar polls was due to “ideological differences” with the JD(U).
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