Chirag Paswan has finalized the alliance with BJP

Amid claims and counterclaims by the two factions of the LJP and the BJP’s apparently failed attempt at a rapprochement following the death of Ram Vilas Paswan in 2020, his younger brother Paras, along with four other MPs from the party, have been ousted over differences with Chirag Paswan. He remained the only MP of his faction.

However, the Jamui MP succeeded in uniting his party’s core supporters around his leadership, making it clear to the BJP that he is the political heir to his father’s legacy. Following Paswan’s statement on his talks with Nadda, Paras huddled with his supporters at his New Delhi residence as his party considered its options for the elections.

Although the BJP and the second largest party of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar, the Janata Dal (United), have not made any official comment, sources said they may contest on 17 and 16 Lok Sabha seats respectively. Two other smaller allies may be given one seat each.

Paswan expressed confidence that the NDA will be able to win all 40 Lok Sabha seats from Bihar. Asked about his differences with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who heads the JD(U), he said all NDA constituents are working towards achieving the target of crossing 400 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. .