In Bihar, which has been completely electoral in color, the battle has started to save its stalwart campaigners, to retain and not to be useful to others. Meanwhile, Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi has warned that legal action will be taken if the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) or any other non-NDA party that has separated from the NDA uses the pictures of PM Modi.
He said that there is an unbreakable relationship between BJP and Janata Dal United. Talking to reporters, Sushil Modi said that LJP has fought separately in Jharkhand elections too. He is not a part of NDA in Bihar. There should be no confusion about this. Deputy CM said that if the candidates of Lok Janshakti Party tickets or other non-NDA parties use PM Modi’s name or photograph, legal action will be taken against them.
He said that there are parties like ‘Hum’ and ‘VIP’ with the BJP-JDU alliance in Bihar. Both BJP and Janata Dal-U have expelled their rebels who have gone to the ground against NDA. He said that there was no other option but to expel such leaders from the party.
BJP has expelled nine of its leaders
The party has expelled nine leaders contesting against LJP or other party against the BJP for six years. Among the leaders who have been shown the way out are former Nokha MLA Rameshwar Chaurasia and state BJP vice-president Rajendra Singh, who is contesting from Dinara.
The party had already warned that whoever is contesting elections from any other party, should withdraw their name. If this is not done, disciplinary action will be taken against the party. The nomination date for the first phase ended on Monday but no one withdrew his name. In view of this, the BJP has expelled all the nine leaders from the party.
BJP National Spokesperson and Legislative Councilor Dr. Sanjay Mayukh said that the decision to expel these leaders has been taken with the consent of State BJP President Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal. Leaders expelled from the party for six years include Rajendra Singh and Rameshwar Chaurasia from Rohtas, Dr. Usha Vidyarthi and Anil Kumar from Patna Rural, Ravindra Yadav from Jhajha, Shweta Singh from Bhojpur, Indu Kashyap from Jehanabad, Mrinal Shekhar from Banka and Ajay from Jamui. Pratap is included.
Significantly, all the nine leaders are in the fray. Rameshwar Chaurasia from Sasaram, Rajendra Singh Dinara, Usha Vidyarthi from Paliganj, Shweta Singh Sandesh, Jhajha to Ravindra Yadav, Jehanabad to Indu Kashyap, Amarpur to Mrinal Shekhar, Anil Kumar Bikram and Ajay Pratap Jamui to contest against NDA candidates I am stuck in Ajay Pratap Ralospa and Anil Kumar are contesting as independents. The remaining seven candidates have contested on the LJP ticket.
Janata Dal U expelled 15 leaders
The JDU has expelled the 15 rebel leaders who are trying to beat the party’s decision against the candidates of the NDA alliance. These include JDU MLA Dadan Pahalwan, former minister Bhagwan Singh Kushwaha and many former MLAs including Rameshwar Paswan.
Significantly, the BJP on Monday removed nine of its leaders who contested against the NDA candidates in the first phase. On Tuesday, State JDU President Basistha Narayan Singh expelled 15 rebel leaders of his party for six years. The primary membership of all of these has also been suspended. State General Secretary Naveen Kumar Arya gave information about action against these leaders who have done anti-party work.
Rameshwar Paswan, Ranvijay Singh, Sumit Singh, Kanchan Gupta and Pramod Chandravanshi also expelled
Rebel leaders expelled from JDU include Dumraon MLA Dadan Singh Yadav and his son Kartar Singh Yadav (activist, Dumraon), former minister Rameshwar Paswan, former minister Bhagwan Singh Kushwaha, former MLA Ranvijay Singh, former Chakai MLA Sumit Kumar Singh, Former state president of JDU Women’s Cell, Kanchan Kumari Gupta and former member of the Backward Class Commission are Pramod Singh Chandravanshi. Sumit Singh is the son of former minister Narendra Singh.
Some former party officials were also fired
Along with this, former JDU treasurer Arun Kumar, former Aurangabad district JDU convenor Tjammul Khan, former Rohtas district president Amresh Chaudhary, former Jamui district chief Shivshankar Chaudhary, JDU candidate from Sikandra (reserved) in the last election, Sindhu Paswan, JDU Barbigha assembly in-charge Dr. Rakesh Ranjan and activist Mungeri Paswan have also been expelled from the party.
Most independents have landed in the field
All the leaders, except two of the 15 who were expelled from the party, have taken to the field doing anti-party work. Bhagwan Singh Kushwaha is hammering against the JDU candidate from LJP for not getting tickets from JDU. At the same time, on the ticket of former MLA Dr. Ranvijay Singh RLSP, the path of Goh to BJP candidate is difficult. JDU MLA Dadan Yadav has fielded as an independent against party candidate Anjum Ara from Dumraon. Kanchan Gupta and former MLA Sumit Singh are contesting for the NDA candidates by contesting as independents in Munger and Chakai respectively. Pramod Singh Chandravanshi is contesting as an independent from Obra. In Obra, JDU has fielded Sunil Kumar for the first time. JDU rebels Arun Kumar Belaganj, Tjammul Khan Rafiganj, Dr. Rakesh Ranjan Barbigha, Mungeri Paswan stand as Independent candidates from Chenari.
JDU’s three rebels against Ham’s candidate in Sikandra
This time Sikandra seat has come under HAM’s account under the seat sharing in NDA. From there Praful Kumar Manjhi is the candidate for Hum. Three rebels of JDU are pushing against them. These include former ministers Rameshwar Paswan, Shivshankar Chaudhary and Sindhu Paswan.