Chirag Paswan, leader of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), has made a noteworthy comeback to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) following his meeting with Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, and JP Nadda, President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
After the meeting, Paswan announced his decision to rejoin the NDA. He expressed that Shah and Nadda had provided him with assurances regarding a “respectable” position for the LJP within the alliance.
Paswan’s return to the NDA holds significant implications for the political landscape in Bihar. As a major political player in the state, the LJP’s reunion with the NDA is expected to fortify the alliance’s position.
Moreover, Paswan’s decision deals a setback to his uncle, Pashupati Paras, who led a faction of the LJP out of the NDA in 2021. Paras established his own party, the Janata Dal (United), and allied with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).
With Paswan back in the NDA, Bihar is likely to witness a realignment of political forces. The LJP is now expected to contest the forthcoming Assembly elections in Bihar in alliance with the BJP. This development will pose a greater challenge for the RJD in their pursuit to form a government in the state.