Chirag Paswan attended NDA meeting; Said, ‘Not part of any alliance for Bihar elections’

Chirag Paswan
Image Source: PTI Not with NDA or any alliance: Chirag Paswan

Highlight

  • We will fight Bihar elections with alliance: Chirag Paswan
  • However, he clarified that his party is not part of any alliance at present.
  • With whom I will tie up, will be announced before elections: Paswan

Chirag Paswan, who attended the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) meeting on Sunday, said that he is not a part of NDA or any alliance. The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader said the party has supported NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu.

“NDA meeting was held to discuss the Presidential election. Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) supported NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu. Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) has always strived to bring the poor, backward, tribals and dalits into the mainstream. work done.” Paswan told media persons after the meeting.

When asked about his future course of action, Paswan said, “We will fight Bihar elections in alliance, but currently I am not a part of any alliance. Today, I am neither with NDA nor with UPA or any grand alliance. I am with whom I will announce an alliance before the elections.”

Others present in NDA meeting

Meanwhile, Union Minister Ram Dass Athawale, who attended the NDA meeting, said, “It is a good thing that Congress party has given ticket to Margaret Alva for Vice President. She is a senior Congress leader. Despite everything, NDA has majority and giving ticket to Margaret Alva is not the solution for Congress. NDA’s presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar will win.”

Union Minister Gajendra Shekhawat said the opposition candidate has no chance of winning the vice-presidential election as the NDA has a majority.

Shekhawat said, “We have a majority and there is no chance for any other candidate (to win). It would be better if the opposition conducts the election unopposed.”

The Congress-led opposition has fielded former Union minister Yashwant Sinha against Draupadi Murmu in the presidential election to be held on July 18.

Counting of votes will take place on July 21. The term of President Ram Nath Kovind will end on July 24.

Murmu is a former Governor of Jharkhand and a former Minister of Odisha. If elected, she will be India’s first tribal president and the country’s second woman president.

Voting for the next President of India will begin on July 18 while the counting of votes will take place on July 21.

The BJP on Saturday nominated former West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar as the NDA’s candidate for the vice-presidential election. Dhankhar, who resigned on Sunday as the Governor of West Bengal, will file his nomination on Monday.

Meanwhile, senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Margaret Alva has been nominated as the joint opposition candidate for the Vice Presidential election to be held on August 6.

Alva will file her nomination on Tuesday.

(with inputs from ANI)

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