Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan has contested Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla’s decision to name Pashupati Kumar Paras as the leader of the party in the House, saying it is “contrary” to provisions of his organisation.
In a letter written on Tuesday, Chirag Paswan also informed Om Birla of the party’s decision to expel five MPs, who have joined hands against him, and urged the Speaker to review the earlier decision and issue a new circular naming him as the LJP leader in the Lok Sabha.
“Since Article 26 of the Constitution of Lok Jan Shakti Party empower Central Parliamentary Board of the party to decide who would be Leader of our Party in Lok Sabha, hence, the decision of announcing Sh. Pashupati Kumar Paras MP as Leader of LJP party in the Lok Sabha is contrary to provision of Constitution of our party,” Mr Paswan wrote.
Chirag Paswan’s paternal uncle – Pashupati Kumar Paras – has been elected as their leader by the five of party’s six MPs in place of him.
Both factions have now moved to control the party and project their group as the real LJP, founded by Chirag Paswan’s father Ram Vilas Paswan.
While the faction led by Chirag Paswan has expelled the five MPs from the party, the rival group has removed him as its president.
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