LJS Of Bihar Planning To Break Ties With BJP
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After TDP walked out of NDA, there have been speculations that it could trigger other allies to exit the NDA against BJP's high-handedness and indifference towards its allies. With TDP Chief N. Chandrababu Naidu uniting all anti-BJP parties, political circles are rife with rumours that Lok Janshakti Party founded by Ram Vilas Paswan of Bihar is planning to break ties with the BJP.

Ram Vilas Paswan who has been a long-time political friend of Chandrababu has apparently shown interest to support the Alternative Front that the TDP Chief is trying to form. In July this years, the LJP has warned the BJP that it is unhappy with the saffron party. The LJP had, in July, demanded the Centre for an ordinance to restore the original provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The LJP has been protesting against the Centre's attitude for being "anti-Dalit."

Following the Centre's inaction, Paswan had said: "We will cross the bridge when the time comes," hinting at their exit from the NDA. The LJP, which has six MPs in the Lok Sabha, draws its core support from the Dalits in Bihar and has often switched sides between rival alliances ahead of elections. The party was in the United Progressive Alliance before it joined hands with the BJP in 2014.






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