Dr. Satyanand Sharma, who held the post of National General Secretary in LJP, on Thursday issued a statement claiming that he along with over hundred of national executive members have decided to leave the party and form a new outfit with the name Lok Janshakti Party (Secular).
In the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections, LJP had contested six seats in Bihar as a constituent of the BJP-led NDA and have won on all of them. LJP president Ramvilas Paswan's brother Ramchandra Paswan won the from Samastipur constituency whereas Ramvilas's son Chirag Paswan was re-elected from the Jamui (SC reserved) seat for the second time. LJP chief did not contest these elections and is eyeing a Rajyasabha seat.
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