Chirag Paswan likely to get a place in PM Modi cabinet. India News – Times of India

Patna: BJPchatted with chirag paswan It has reached a crucial stage amidst a strong possibility of his return to the NDA. Ram Vilas Paswan’s son is being inducted into the Union Council of Ministers before the monsoon session of Parliament begins on July 20.
a day after the junior home minister Nityanand Rai met Chirag in Patna, LJP (Ram Vilas)’s Bihar president Raju Tiwari told times of India On Monday that Chirag had been offered a cabinet berth and talks were on for a seat-sharing arrangement for the party in next year’s Lok Sabha elections. Tiwari said that LJP (RV) wants six Lok Sabha seats in Bihar including Hajipur and one seat in Rajya Sabha.
“Chirag ji is likely to meet BJP President JP Nadda and Home Minister Amit Shah before a consensus is reached between the two parties,” he said.
But Chirag’s uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras, who split the LJP with five of its six Lok Sabha members in June 2021 and was made a Union minister, is likely to become a thorn in his side as the two factions contest the Hajipur seat. Has claimed, nurse and party founder late Ram Vilas Paswan represented several times.
Paras now represents Hajipur in the Lok Sabha but Chirag insists on carrying on his father’s legacy associated with the constituency. It is yet to be seen how the BJP accommodates Paras, who is believed to have been promoted by CM Nitish Kumar, who was then in the NDA and has been accused of playing a key role in the defeat of JD(U). Wanted to teach Chirag a lesson. The candidates fielded rebel BJP candidates to harm JDU’s prospects in the 2020 assembly elections.
Since Nitish is now heading a grand alliance government with RJD and others and trying to unite non-BJP parties in the country against PM Narendra Modi, the saffron party will have Chirag in Bihar to counter the JDU leader. Like outspoken and young leader is needed. , If all goes well, Chirag will return to the NDA after a gap of nearly three years, though he campaigned for the BJP in the recent bypolls to three assembly seats in the state. BJP won two out of three seats.
A senior Bihar BJP functionary admitted, “Chirag’s return to the NDA will help the alliance consolidate its hold on the 4% Paswan votes in Bihar. Paswan is the most aggressive voter among Dalits in the state and votes collectively.
He, however, added that any decision on seat-sharing at this stage would be premature. “Talks are on for one seat each for Jitan Ram Manjhi-led HAM(S) and Mukesh Sahni-led Vikas Insaan Party (VIP),” he said.
In the 2014 general elections, the undivided LJP won six of the seven seats it contested. In 2019, LJP had achieved 100% strike rate by winning six seats.
However, in the 2020 assembly elections, LJP could win only one seat and later, its only MLA joined JDU.