The Election Fee (EC) ended the long-drawn battle between the Lok Janshakti Occasion factions Tuesday by not permitting both to make use of the social gathering identify and its image within the October 30 Bihar meeting bypolls for 2 seats. Whereas late Ram Vilas Paswan’s son and Jamui MP Chirag Paswan was allotted Lok Janshakti Occasion (Ram Vilas) with helicopter as its election image, Union minister Pashupati Kumar Paras was given the identify of Rashtriya Lok Janshakti Occasion (RLJP) with stitching machine as its image.
The ballot physique rejected LJP (Ram Vilas Paswan) because it was the primary selection of each the teams. Earlier, the EC had issued orders to each the teams to not use LJP and its image within the coming bypolls. Being part of NDA, Paras will not be fielding any candidates within the bypolls.
LJP (Ram Vilas) principal common secretary Abdul Khaliq mentioned, “We’re pleased with the brand new social gathering identify as a result of it incorporates each our previous identify, and that of our founder. Our subsequent purpose is to contest each the seats and win them.” Occasion nationwide spokesperson Ajay Kunar Pandey added: “Chirag Paswan has requested Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla to restrain Pashupati Kumar Paras and 4 different MPs from utilizing the identify of LJP. He has additionally requested for adjustments within the identify on the Lok Sabha web site and different authorities information.”
In the meantime, RLJP spokesperson Shravan Agrawal mentioned they’d requested the EC for added time to provide second and third choices for social gathering identify and image. “Even when we couldn’t get the identify of Ram Vilas Paswan, we’re carrying his legacy ahead although Chirag has not been working for Dalit curiosity.”