Chirag Paswan, isolated by the coup in his Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) led by his uncle, has been removed as party president.
Chirag Paswan has been removed on the principle of “One Man, One Post”, said rebel MPs. Mr Paswan was leader of the LJP parliamentary party and Parliamentary Board chairman besides national president.
Rebels who are calling the shots have chosen Suraj Bhan as the new working president and election officer of the LJP. He has been asked to conduct an election for new president within five days by calling the party’s national executive.
Chirag Paswan’s uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras, who is leading the rebels, is likely to be elected new national president later this week.
Five of the six LJP Lok Sabha MPs who have revolted – he is the sixth – and have chosen his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras as their leader, will next move to remove Mr Paswan as the leader of the LJP parliamentary party and board.