‘Won’t support Nitish Kumar’ says Chirag Paswan; appreciates LJP’s courage for contesting solo

With National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) win in the Bihar Assembly elections, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan on Wednesday reiterated that his party would not support Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi if they continued to rule the state, adding that he will continue supporting PM Modi at the centre.

“There will never be my support for Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi. If he continues to become the Chief Minister of my state, there will not be my support at the state level…We will continue supporting PM Modi at the centre,” said Chirag Paswan while addressing a press conference.

Paswan also applauded the efforts put up by the party workers and the courage by LJP leaders to contest alone and bagging 6 per cent of total votes.

“Happy that Bihar gave love to LJP, around 25 Lakh voters trusted ‘Bihar First, Bihari First’ & we secured 6% votes while contesting alone. We were called ‘pichhlaggu party’ that can do something only with other’s support. We showed courage,” he said.

Paswan left NDA, just before the polls owing to his differences with Nitish Kumar.

LJP contested elections alone and managed to win one seat of the 149 it contested in the 243-member assembly.