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Meet LJP leader Pashupati Kumar Paras, who led coup against Chirag Paswan

Paras is Chirag's uncle and Lok Janshakti Party founder Ram Vilas Paswan's younger brother

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Chirag Paswan | Ram Vilas Paswan | Lok Janshakti Party

Aditi Phadnis  |  New Delhi 

Pashupati Kumar Paras, leader, Lok Janshakti Party
Pashupati Kumar Paras, leader, Lok Janshakti Party

Everyone else could see it coming — except . On June 13, five out of six Lok Sabha MPs of the (LJP) deposed Chirag (38) from the presidentship of the party, met Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and asked that Pashupati Kumar Paras (68), Chirag’s uncle and LJP founder Ram Vilas Paswan’s younger brother, be recognised as their new leader in the lower House. By the afternoon, the Lok Sabha Secretariat had recognised Pashupati Paras as the new leader of the LJP. Paras summoned a meeting of the party executive and is in the process of divesting his nephew of all his responsibilities and powers, including financial ones.

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First Published: Fri, June 18 2021. 06:10 IST
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