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Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

Paswan’s party to go solo in coming polls

Ram Vilas Paswan announces that his party LJP would go it alone in the coming parliamentary and assembly elections across the country, reports Anil Kumar.

india Updated: Jun 09, 2008 01:13 IST
Anil Kumar
Anil Kumar
Hindustan Times

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan announced on Sunday that his party would go it alone in the coming parliamentary and assembly elections across the country.

“The process for selecting candidates in some of the states has already started. While we have finalised candidates for the 32 assembly seats in Jammu and Kashmir, the process for finalising candidates is on for all the 62 seats of the Delhi assembly,” Paswan said while addressing a party rally in Dhanbad on Sunday.

The LJP chief also made it categorically clear that his party would have no truck with the RJD and BJP in Bihar and Jharkhand. “We will field candidates for all the seats in Jharkhand and Bihar,” he said.

Paswan, whom his party MP Surajbhan and several others projected as the next Prime Minister, exhorted his partymen to be prepared for the electoral challenges ahead even as he lashed out at his UPA partners supporting the Madhu Koda government in Jharkhand.

“There is no UPA government here. It is a three-party government comprising the RJD, Congress and JMM, and is neck-deep in corruption,” Paswan said.