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Bihar elections: Why Chirag's ploy on JD(U) boss Nitish has BJP worried

Insiders say the BJP is now concerned that the LJP putting up a good fight against the JD(U) would mean benefitting the MGB in those seats

Chirag Paswan
According to LJP leader Chirag Paswan, his father, the late Ram Vilas Paswan, “instigated” him to go solo in the Bihar polls

Success has many fathers. As for the face of failure, look no further in this election season than to Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan.   The junior Paswan’s decision to field candidates against Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), or JD(U), in the forthcoming Assembly polls in Bihar was part of a script to write the political epitaph of not only Kumar, but that of the social justice movement in Bihar.   Suddenly, and to the surprise of strategists in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the ploy appears to have started to boomerang. They find the ground is ...