Pashupati Paras, who recently staged a political coup and ousted his nephew Chirag as the party chief, was on Thursday elected the new national president of the LJP.

There has been an incessant stir in the politics of Bihar for the last few days. The battle for supremacy is going on in Lok Janshakti Party at this time. The factions of Pashupati Paras and Chirag Paswan are face to face. Amidst all the controversies, Pashupati Paras has been elected as the new president of the party on Thursday.

This decision was taken in the meeting of the party’s national executive led by Pashupati Paras in Patna on Thursday. Four MPs of the Pashupati Paras faction Mehboob Ali Kaiser, Veena Devi, Chandan Singh and Prince Raj were also present in this meeting.

After being recognised as the party’s leader in Loksabha, Paras and his group on Tuesday removed Chirag as party president in an ‘emergency meeting’ held at Paras’s residence in Delhi. They cited the “One Man, One Post” principle for the removal of Chirag. Nevertheless, on the contrary, Paras has taken over two posts—he is now a Loksabha leader and as well as the party’s president.

Paras is expected to meet Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in a courtesy call. Chirag Paswan has accused Nitish’s party JD(U) on Wednesday for facilitating the split in his party.

In Patna, this meeting took place at the residence of Lok Janshakti Party’s working national president Suraj Bhan Singh. Suraj Bhan was given the responsibility of conducting the election of the party’s president.

Pashupati Paras had reached Patna only on Wednesday, on Thursday he was nominated for the post of president. When no other leader protested, he was elected the new national president of the party. Earlier, he was also elected the leader of the parliamentary party.

On the other hand, Chirag Paswan has also declared his trusted Raju Tiwari as the new president of Bihar State LJP, claiming to be the national president of Lok Janshakti Party. Both the Pashupati Paras faction and Chirag Paswan have staked a claim on the LJP, and in such a situation, it is considered certain to go to the Election Commission or the court.

It is not clear when and how the war between uncle and nephew will end. But Pashupati Paras has clearly said that now his return is difficult. Lok Janshakti Party Parliamentary Party leader Pashupati Paras has said that there is no question of going back on the path which he has now walked.

Five MPs, including Pashupati Paras have taken a different stand. Pashupati Paras has been elected as the leader of the parliamentary party on behalf of the five, which has been approved by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.

However, Chirag Paswan made it clear in the press conference the previous day that only the president of the party can choose the leader of the parliamentary party. So all the decisions are wrong. Chirag Paswan says that earlier he wanted to settle the fight at home, but now he is also ready to fight a legal battle.