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EC issues new names, symbols to LJP factions amid Chirag Paswan, Paras feud

  • The ECI froze the party name and symbol earlier this month in view of the bypolls in Bihar’s Kusheshwar Asthan and Tarapur, scheduled for October 30
Chirag Paswan, the son of late LJP supremo Ram Vilas Paswan, was ousted from the party by his uncle Paras (HT PHOTO)(HT_PRINT)
Chirag Paswan, the son of late LJP supremo Ram Vilas Paswan, was ousted from the party by his uncle Paras (HT PHOTO)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Oct 05, 2021 12:59 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

News updates from HT at 5pm: EC freezes LJP's party symbol 

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Know all latest news and updates from Hindustan Times. (Chirag Paswan/ANI)
Published on Oct 02, 2021 04:56 PM IST
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Delhi Police file FIR against LJP MP Prince Raj in rape case

Prince Raj is the cousin of LJP leader Chirag Paswan who, according to police, was also named in the first information report (FIR) for allegedly trying to delay police action in the case.
LJP leader Prince Raj (HT file photo)
LJP leader Prince Raj (HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2021 12:46 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'BJP's silence definitely hurts', says Chirag Paswan amid LJP feud

Chirag Paswan was removed recently as the party chief by a faction of the LJP headed by his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras.
Chirag Paswan, the son of party founder Ram Vilas Paswan, said it was not
Chirag Paswan, the son of party founder Ram Vilas Paswan, said it was not "appropriate" for the BJP to keep quiet. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jun 22, 2021 05:46 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

LJP row: Chirag Paswan holds meeting, Paras faction disbands party units

LJP row: Chirag Paswan holds meeting in Delhi
LJP row: Chirag Paswan holds meeting in Delhi
Published on Jun 20, 2021 01:39 PM IST
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I am LJP president, have approached Election Commission, says Chirag Paswan

Chirag Paswan ejected his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras's election as the party president and said that only 9 members were present at the meeting in Patna which elected Paras. This is against the constitution of the party, Chirag said.
Chirag Paswan said he approached the Election Commission urging it to stop the Paras-headed faction from using the party's symbol and flag (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)(HT_PRINT)
Chirag Paswan said he approached the Election Commission urging it to stop the Paras-headed faction from using the party's symbol and flag (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jun 17, 2021 11:16 PM IST
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LJP's Chirag Paswan slams rebels: 'Wheels set in motion after my dad’s death'

LJP leader Chirag Paswan said that efforts to create a rift within the party were going on when Ram Vilas Paswan was hospitalised. He accused JD(U) of orchestrating the recent developments.
LJP leader Chirag Paswan addresses a press conference, in New Delhi. (File photo)
LJP leader Chirag Paswan addresses a press conference, in New Delhi. (File photo)
Published on Jun 16, 2021 06:13 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Was Chirag Paswan betrayed? Latest updates on crisis within LJP

The LJP is spilt wide open with Chirag Paswan, Lok Janshakti Party founder Ram Vilas Paswan’s son out in the cold. What incited Chirag’s uncle and Hajipur MP Pashupati Kumar Paras’s rebellion?
Chirag Paswan was removed from the post of national president of the Lok Janshakti Party on Tuesday.(PTI)
Chirag Paswan was removed from the post of national president of the Lok Janshakti Party on Tuesday.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 15, 2021 08:23 PM IST
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Jolt to Chirag Paswan as 5 LJP MPs break away, rally behind his uncle

The five LJP MPs were unhappy with Chirag Paswan's style of functioning. Chirag took over the party after the death of his father Ram Vilas Paswan in 2020.
LJP leader Pashupati Paras addresses the mediapersons on Monday.(ANI Photo)
LJP leader Pashupati Paras addresses the mediapersons on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jun 14, 2021 11:33 AM IST
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Jolt to Chirag Paswan: LJP MPs seek new parliamentary leader, write to speaker

Lok Janshakti Party MPs are not happy with the working style of Chirag Paswan, news agencies reported, and seek to replace him with Hajipur MP Pashupati Kumar Paras as the new leader of the parliamentary party in Lok Sabha.
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan is likely to be abandoned by his own party MPs, who seek to replace him with Hajipur MP Pashupati Kumar Paras as the new leader of the Parliamentary Party in Lok Sabha. (File Photo)
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan is likely to be abandoned by his own party MPs, who seek to replace him with Hajipur MP Pashupati Kumar Paras as the new leader of the Parliamentary Party in Lok Sabha. (File Photo)
Published on Jun 14, 2021 05:47 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose, Patna

Kanhaiya, LJP MP meet JDU leaders; fuel speculation

  • Kanhaiya’s meeting with the JD(U) leader comes at a time when the former JNU leader is facing heat from the party.
File photo: Former JNUSU president and CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar.(PTI PHOTO)
File photo: Former JNUSU president and CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar.(PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 15, 2021 11:58 PM IST
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ByVijay Swaroop, Patna

Chirag Paswan's LJP to contest all seats in crucial Bengal polls

  • Other regional parties like the JMM, JD(U), the RJD, among others have also decided to contest the polls either in alliance or on their own.
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan.(HT Photo)
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 13, 2021 07:03 PM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Kolkata

‘A courtesy call’: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on meeting with PM Modi

  • The meeting with the PM and Shah, immediately after the cabinet expansion in Bihar, assumes significance following the impending cabinet expansion at the Centre. Also, it is believed that Kumar in his meeting could have raised the issue of LJP’s continuation in NDA.
This is Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s first visit to Delhi after becoming the chief minister for the fourth time in a row. He is also scheduled to meet the President and vice-president. (ANI PHOTO).
This is Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s first visit to Delhi after becoming the chief minister for the fourth time in a row. He is also scheduled to meet the President and vice-president. (ANI PHOTO).
Published on Feb 11, 2021 11:03 PM IST
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Chirag Paswan's LJP to contest Assam, West Bengal assembly elections

"Lok Janshakti Party has decided to contest all seats in West Bengal and Assam in the ensuing elections, after considering the view of State units that it will help in expanding and strengthening Party's base," Khaliq said as quoted by news agency ANI.
LJP president Chirag Paswan.(HT File)
LJP president Chirag Paswan.(HT File)
Updated on Jan 30, 2021 05:46 PM IST
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NDA likely to name BJP nominee for Rajya Sabha bypoll, LJP gets cold shoulder

The JD (U) is said to have raised objections to any claim by the LJP to the Rajya Sabha seat after Chirag Paswan badly damaged Nitish Kumar’s party in the Bihar assembly election.
The reason why the BJP likely to get the seat despite the LJP led by Chirag Paswan having a natural claim is said to be the objections raised by the Janata Dal (United) which is extremely upset with the 38-year-old Paswan scion who put up candidates against its nominees in the recent assembly election.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The reason why the BJP likely to get the seat despite the LJP led by Chirag Paswan having a natural claim is said to be the objections raised by the Janata Dal (United) which is extremely upset with the 38-year-old Paswan scion who put up candidates against its nominees in the recent assembly election.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 02:13 PM IST
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HIndustan Times, Patna | ByVijay Swaroop

LJP claims it proved its worth in Bihar through its ‘influence in changing results’

The LJP was instrumental in the defeat of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led JD(U)in at least 36 seats which is evident from its vote share, and the BJP would also have been hit hard if the regional party had gone all out against it in a similar manner,
In his campaign, Chirag Paswan was strongly critical of Nitish Kumar and praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi(PTI)
In his campaign, Chirag Paswan was strongly critical of Nitish Kumar and praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi(PTI)
Published on Nov 15, 2020 05:58 PM IST
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Patna | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

LJP: Biggest X-factor of the elections

This talk of being a part of government formation has little meaning now -- the NDA has managed a simple majority of 124 in the assembly, and the LJP has won just one seat.
LJP President Chirag Paswan during a meeting with party candidates via video conferencing, ahead of Bihar Assembly Election, in New Delhi.(PTI)
LJP President Chirag Paswan during a meeting with party candidates via video conferencing, ahead of Bihar Assembly Election, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 05:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbhishek Jha

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: LJP wins one seat but cuts into JD(U)’s votes

The party fielded 137 candidates, primarily in opposition to Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), after it decided to quit the National Democratic Alliance. As many as 25 Bharatiya Janata Party rebel leaders had joined the LJP after being denied a ticket by the party.
Lok Janshakti Party President Chirag Paswan addresses an election campaign rally ahead of Assembly polls, in Madubani district.(PTI)
Lok Janshakti Party President Chirag Paswan addresses an election campaign rally ahead of Assembly polls, in Madubani district.(PTI)
Published on Nov 11, 2020 05:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByDeeksha Bhardwaj

Bihar Election 2020: Result updates for Danapur, Maner, Phulwari, Masaurhi, Paliganj, Bikram

Bihar Assembly Election 2020 results: Get results for Danapur, Maner, Phulwari, Masaurhi, Paliganj and Bikram seats under  Pataliputra Lok Sabha constituency.
This year’s elections saw relatively fewer Maoist-related violence during polling.(Parwaz Khan/HT file photo)
This year’s elections saw relatively fewer Maoist-related violence during polling.(Parwaz Khan/HT file photo)
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 10:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal

Bihar assembly polls: LJP replays spoilsport’s role but with different target

The likely end of the Nitish Kumar regime as projected by most exit polls will give the LJP the satisfaction of having accomplished its mission but at a staggering cost in a state where it has always struggled to be a major player.
LJP chief Chirag Paswan’s main target in the Bihar Assembly election was Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United).(Parwaz Khan/HT PHOTO)
LJP chief Chirag Paswan’s main target in the Bihar Assembly election was Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United).(Parwaz Khan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 08, 2020 02:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByArun Kumar

Bihar polls: RJD, LJP in race to clinch JD(U) bastion Alamnagar

Interestingly, Alamnagar’s political dynamics has been more about two seasoned politicians.
Security personnel tying the EVMs and polling materials to be distributed to polling officials from one of the distribution centers set up for the third phase poll of the ongoing Bihar Assembly Election.(ANI)
Security personnel tying the EVMs and polling materials to be distributed to polling officials from one of the distribution centers set up for the third phase poll of the ongoing Bihar Assembly Election.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 06, 2020 10:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

War of words between LJP, JD(U); Chirag says CM’s party playing truant with BJP

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan on Sunday hinted at the internecine battle within the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and exhorted the LJP cadres to vote for the BJP wherever the LJP has not fielded its candidates.
File photo: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) national president Chirag Paswan addressing a press conference.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
File photo: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) national president Chirag Paswan addressing a press conference.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 09:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByArun Kumar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Bihar assembly elections 2020: A hat-trick for JDU on Vaishali assembly seat?

JDU has been consistently winning the Vaishali seat since the year 2005. In fact, the 2015 runner up Brishin Patel who is now in HAM was in Nitish Kumar’s JDU earlier. He had won the constituency in February, October 2005, and in 2010.
Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) sealing officers checking EVMs and Voter Verified Paper Audit Train (VVPATs) ahead of the second phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at Bankipur Girls High School, in Patna, Bihar on Friday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) sealing officers checking EVMs and Voter Verified Paper Audit Train (VVPATs) ahead of the second phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at Bankipur Girls High School, in Patna, Bihar on Friday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 01, 2020 08:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar

Bihar assembly election 2020: LJP’s Raj Kumar Shah eyes second term in Lalganj

Bihar assembly election 2020: While Congress’s Rakesh Kumar and BJP’s Sanjay Kumar Singh are set to give a tough fight to LJP’s Raj Kumar Shah, as many as 22 other candidates are also in the poll fray.
Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) sealing officers checking EVMs and Voter Verified Paper Audit Train (VVPATs) ahead of the second phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at Bankipur Girls High School, in Patna, Bihar on Friday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) sealing officers checking EVMs and Voter Verified Paper Audit Train (VVPATs) ahead of the second phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at Bankipur Girls High School, in Patna, Bihar on Friday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 01, 2020 08:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Congress seeks to win Rosera again, LJP is top contender

Congress’ Dr Ashok Kumar won the constituency in 2015 with 85,506 votes and a vote share of 52.29 per cent while the BJP’s Manju Hazari secured the second place as she garnered 51,145 and a vote share of over 31 per cent.
The first phase of polling in the Bihar polls for 71 seats on October 28 saw an electorate strength of nearly 11.5 million.(Santosh Kumar/HT file photo.)
The first phase of polling in the Bihar polls for 71 seats on October 28 saw an electorate strength of nearly 11.5 million.(Santosh Kumar/HT file photo.)
Published on Oct 31, 2020 11:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal

Congress hopes to stop Chenari’s sitting MLA and party hopper in Bihar Assembly Election

Other than the Congress, Chirag Paswan’s LJP is also trying to stop Lalan Paswan from retaining the Chenari seat.
Lalan Paswan who won the Chenari assembly seat on a RLSP ticket in 2015 is contesting on a JD(U) ticket this time.(ANI FILLE PHOTO)
Lalan Paswan who won the Chenari assembly seat on a RLSP ticket in 2015 is contesting on a JD(U) ticket this time.(ANI FILLE PHOTO)
Published on Oct 26, 2020 05:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByHRT correspondent

‘People and I believe he’s corrupt’: Chirag Paswan again attacks Nitish Kumar

Speaking at a rally in Buxar on Sunday, LJP chief Chirag Paswan had ‘vowed’ Bihar CM Nitish Kumar ‘would be behind bars’ if his party is voted to power.
Buxar: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Chirag Paswan addresses a rally ahead of Bihar assembly polls, in Buxar district, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (PTI Photo)
Buxar: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Chirag Paswan addresses a rally ahead of Bihar assembly polls, in Buxar district, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 11:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral

Bihar Assembly election 2020: LJP faces tough challenge from RJD in Chakai

Top contenders in this constituency in 2020 are Sanjay Prasad from the Janata Dal (United), Savitri Devi from the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Sanjay Kumar Mandal from the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP).
RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav addresses a gathering during an election rally for the upcoming Bihar assembly elections.(PTI file photo)
RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav addresses a gathering during an election rally for the upcoming Bihar assembly elections.(PTI file photo)
Published on Oct 26, 2020 08:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal

Nitish Kumar will be behind bars if LJP comes to power: Chirag Paswan

Addressing a rally in Dumraon, Buxar in the run-up to polling in Bihar, Paswan raised several questions before the present state government.
LJP chief Chirag Paswan being garlanded by supporters during an election campaign on upcoming Bihar assembly polls.(ANI photo)
LJP chief Chirag Paswan being garlanded by supporters during an election campaign on upcoming Bihar assembly polls.(ANI photo)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 06:22 PM IST
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‘Will prosecute ground officials to CM for graft if voted to power’: Chirag Paswan

The LJP chief said that his party was contesting on more seats than JD-U and he would surely form the government in Bihar with the blessings of the people.
On Saturday, LJP chief Chirag Paswan addressed rallies at Sasaram and Kargahar in favour of party candidates Rameshwar Chaurasia and Rakesh Kumar Singh and appealed to the people to vote for LJP to help make a prosperous Bihar.(HT PHOTO.)
On Saturday, LJP chief Chirag Paswan addressed rallies at Sasaram and Kargahar in favour of party candidates Rameshwar Chaurasia and Rakesh Kumar Singh and appealed to the people to vote for LJP to help make a prosperous Bihar.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 24, 2020 06:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sasaram | ByPrasun K Mishra | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
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