‘Happy With LJP’s Performance’: Chirag Paswan on Bihar Elections

The JD(U)-led NDA returned to power in Bihar with a slim majority of 125 seats.

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Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan managed to get one seat out of 243 in the 2020 Bihar elections. He said that the party is happy with the results.

“Happy that Bihar gave love to LJP, around 25 Lakh voters trusted 'Bihar First, Bihari First' and we secured 6 percent votes while contesting alone. We were called 'pichhlaggu party' that can do something only with other's support. We showed courage,” news agency ANI quoted Paswan as saying.

Paswan also said that he wanted the BJP to emerge stronger and was satisfied with the party’s impact.

“Like all parties, I too would like to win as many seats as possible, but my aim for these elections was to ensure that the BJP emerges a strong party in the state and we are happy with the impact we have had,” he said, reported NDTV.

Paswan further stated that he will not support Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi, even if Nitish Kumar continues as the CM.

On Tuesday, 10 November, Paswan described the Bihar polls results as a "victory" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“People of Bihar have expressed confidence in PM Modi. It is clear from the results that there is enthusiasm in the people for the BJP. This is the victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Paswan said.

The Janata Dal (United)-led National Democratic Alliance returned to power in Bihar with a slim majority of 125 seats.

Even though Chirag Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has won just one seat, it has emerged as one of the most important players in the Bihar Assembly elections.

The LJP played an instrumental role in the defeat of the BJP's ally JD(U) in many seats. Paswan tweeted saying that he was proud that the party has not bowed down to power.

The LJP had won two seats in the 2015 polls.

In another tweet, Paswan went on to say that all LJP candidates contested the elections on their own without any alliance.

“The vote share of the party has increased. LJP went to this election with a resolution of Bihar first, Bihari first. The party has become stronger in every district,” Paswan tweeted.

The LJP received 5.68 percent of votes while contesting nearly 140 seats in the elections to the 243-seat Bihar Assembly.

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