Lok Janshakti Party
The Lok Janshakti Party is a state political party in the state of Bihar, India. It was led by late Ram Vilas Paswan. The party was formed in 2000 when Paswan split from Janata Dal. Actor turned politician Chirag Paswan is the party president.
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The Lok Janshakti Party is a state political party in the state of Bihar, India. It was led by late Ram Vilas Paswan. The party was formed in 2000 when Paswan split from Janata Dal. Actor turned politician Chirag Paswan is the party president. In the 2005 Bihar assembly polls held in February the party contested in alliance with the Congress and against the RJD and won 29 assembly seats. However no alliance could secure majority and party refused to give support to any alliance to form the Government. There were rumours that certain party MLAs were ready to defect to JD allowing the formation of an NDA Government.
In August 2011, there were claims made by the Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly that the party had merged with JD as 2 of the 3 MLAs had joined JD. However, the party has denied any such move. In 2015 Bihar legislative Assembly election, theParty contested in an alliance with BJP-led National Democratic Alliance. It contested 40 seats out of 243 in the assembly. It won only two seats, one less than the last election in 2010. In 2017, Pashupati Paras brother ofRam Vilas was inducted into Nitish Kumar’s cabinet as Minister of Animal Resources.
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