Chirag Paswan to pacify Giriraj Singh sulking over Nawada

Amid reports of Union minister Giriraj Singh sulking for not getting Nawada to fight in this election, LJP leader Chirag Paswan attempts fire-fighting

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Giriraj Singh

Highlights

  • BJP MP Giriraj Singh is angry for not getting the Nawada seat to contest this election
  • Nawada has gone to the LJP, an NDA ally, which will fight in six seats in Bihar
  • LJP’s Chirag Paswan has said he will talk to Giriraj and resolve the issue

Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan has said that he will talk to Giriraj Singh in the wake of the resignation of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Giriraj Singh from the Lok Sabha seat in Bihar. This seat has gone to the LJP under the seat-sharing agreement between NDA allies BJP, LJP and JDU.

Now Giriraj Singh says that he will contest the election only from Nawada.

Amid reports of Giriraj Singh’s displeasure, Chirag Paswan said Singh and he enjoyed a good relationship. “We got information from the media that he is angry. I will call him and ask if this is true and, if so, I will try to resolve this matter,” he said.

Out of the 40 seats in Bihar, BJP and JDU will contest for 17 each and LJP for six seats.
Responding to this development on Monday, Singh said, “I can not say much on this. Only the state president can say something on this. That’s because he is constantly telling me that I will contest from where I did last time. I cannot comment anything on this but I have definitely said that if I will contest, I will fight only from Nawada.”

Singh has been upset with the party since the beginning of seat-sharing negotiations in the NDA. After the details of the sharing of seats came out on Sunday, his displeasure increased.

Singh has been saying that he will contest the elections from nowhere other than the Nawada seat.

However, his opinion did not matter when the NDA constituents discussed the sharing of seats and finalised the list on Sunday. The Nawada seat went to the LJP.