What went on against the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) is relatively clear to all of us. Practically, every political party breaks, but the parent leadership does not end. Even the oldest political party of the country saw a break-up, with its leaders shifting and raising another political party, but the Gandhi family still dominated over the parent political party.
Notwithstanding, the LJP has faced a wholly different spectacle in the country’s political sphere. It will be important to see whether the faction led by Chirag Paswan stays loyal to him in the ensuing days and months.
Who has overshadowed its president Chirag Paswan? His uncle! Yes, it was Pashupati Kumar Paras who fully dethroned him and was now preparing for a major overhaul of the party. He plans to nominate new leaders as presidents across districts and states, as many news reports indicate.
It is also being speculated that he may also opt to revamp the party’s national executive council, which has many leaders loyal to Chirag Paswan. Once new faces are in, Chirag may find it harder to garner support from within the party, so think political pundits.
Does the LJP’s doom not remind of a big political event during the Delhi Sultanate? History also tells us that it repeats itself. Though the similarities cannot be obviously seen, the sameness remains in the fresh circumstance. Historically, it is correct how Jalaluddin Khilji was assassinated by his nephew Alauddin Khilji in the then Kada Manikpur province, now within Allahabad. It was a political game to usurp the throne of Delhi by the nephew.
Although this peculiar scene presented nephew usurping the power and uncle’s doom, yet, the LJP case presents how uncle mounted and nephew moved to the wilderness. In both the stories, the familial relationship between the main characters was the same, but the casualty is justly different.
Now, the situation is that Chirag flays his rival party JDU for behind the scenes. In causing to create factionalism within the party that his father Ram Vilas Paswan founded in the year 2000, he sees the dexterity of JDU. Without wasting time and opportunity, Bihar’s primary Opposition, the RJD, sent feelers to Chirag but the suspense is not over from him.
It is yet not clear what move he should take on his unsettled future. It has also been reported that RJD National General Secretary Shyam Rajak met Chirag Paswan in Bihar. Though politicians generally termed it a personal meeting, news reports claimed Chirag’s nearly 15-minute phone call with Lalu Prasad Yadav. If this is credible, there may take place some change in the political scheme towards any direction. Do we thus guess Chirag’s political life at stake now?