No one can replace me as LJP President: Chirag Paswan

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Leader Chirag Paswan
Leader Chirag Paswan

Patna : Chirag Paswan strongly stood against his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras and claimed that no one has constitutional right to remove him as the LJP President. Addressing a press conference on Thursday, he said, "Appointment of Leader of House is parliamentary committee’s decision, not sitting MPs….There have been reports that I’ve been removed as party’s national president. As per party’s constitution, National President can only be removed if he/she dies or resigns."

He accused some of the party leaders of trying to break the party. Chirag said, “Some people were making attempts to break the party when my father was hospitalised. My father asked party leaders, including my uncle (Pashupati Kumar Paras) about the same. Some people weren’t ready for the struggle we had to go through.”

Earlier on Thursday, Pashupati Paras and four other MPs on Monday broke away and asked the Speaker to recognize them as a separate group, leaving Chirag Paswan, their leader, alone in what was a group of six MPs in the Lok Sabha.

Chirag called himself an orphan after his uncle left him.

"Today I have become an orphan after my uncle left me. Not when I lost my father," said Paswan Junior, in comments that oscillated between tough and emotional.

Meanwhile, Chirag was seen dodging the blame on any party and said that what is happening is an internal matter of the party and no one should be blamed for it.