LJP Chief Chirag Paswan slams BJP over President’s rule in Maharashtra

New Delhi, Nov 12 After deciding to go solo in the Jharkhand assembly polls by ditching BJP, LJP Chief Chirag Paswan on Tuesday described the imposition of President’s Rule in Maharashtra as “unfortunate” and said that it was sad that BJP-Shiv Sena did not form government for their “own ambitions”.

“Imposition of President’s Rule in Maharashtra is unfortunate. People gave their mandate to the NDA. It is sad that the parties did not form the government for their own ambitions,” Chirag Paswan tweeted.

His remarks came hours after his party decided to go solo in Jharkhand.

Chirag Paswan, who took over the reins of the party from his father and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan last week, has been “critical” of the BJP in the last few days.

On Monday, while speaking to reporters in Patna, the LJP chief had said that the party will not accept seats given to it as “tokens”.

According to the LJP leader, the party was demanding six seats in the state, where the five phased elections are scheduled from November 30 to December 20.

Earlier in the day, Chirag made clear that his party will go solo in the state and contest on 50 seats. The party also released the list of five candidates for the seats going to polls in the first phase.

The BJP, which is seeking re-election in the state has been facing alliance trouble in the state as Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal-United has also decided to contest alone in the state, while the alliance with the All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) is in limbo.

AJSU, in response to BJP’s list of 52 candidates, has announced 12 candidates, at least four of them on the seats already announced by the BJP.

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