Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan is expected to begin his election campaign from 21 October. After the demise of his father Ram Vilas Paswan, the mournful Chirag has the challenge of supporting the family as well as speeding up the selection and election campaigning of party candidates. Sources said that Chirag will start the election campaign from October 21.
LJP will field about 50 candidates in the second phase. In Patna, the candidates are being given a symbol. Kameshwar Singh Munna, who contested from Ekma Assembly on a BJP ticket in 2015, has been nominated by LJP. LJP has fielded Renu Kushwaha, former Industries Minister and State President of the Indian People’s Party, from Khagaria. In the second phase, the party is also contesting against the BJP in four seats. It has decided to field Rajesh Kumar Verma from Bhagalpur, Rakesh Roshan from Raghopur, Raju Tiwari from Govindganj and Ramjkumar Sah from Lalganj. Govindganj and Lalganj are the seat of LJP.
The biggest challenge in front of Chirag has been a big challenge before
LJP national president Chirag Paswan. His father and step-father Ram Vilas Paswan no longer stepped in step. There is election of Bihar Assembly in front. The party single-handedly entered the electoral arena. At such a time, with the support of the family on Chirag’s shoulder, the leadership of the party will also be responsible. Apart from this, there will also be major challenges such as selection of party candidates and handling election campaign.
However, Ram Vilas Paswan had given the command of the party in the hands of Chirag almost a year ago. Chirag himself had to take the final decision of the party. However, Chirag Paswan used to get the benefit of Ram Vilas Paswan’s experience and his stature too, which will not be available now. Right now, his biggest test will be the performance of the party in the elections.