Tejaswi Yadav asks Chirag to quit NDA, blames JD(U) for LJP split

PATNA: RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav on Wednesday held out an olive branch to Chirag Paswan, saying the beleaguered LJP leader must reconsider his continuance in the NDA, led by the BJP which swore by the RSS ideology instead of the Constitution.

The leader of the opposition also charged the ruling JD(U) in Bihar with being the "mastermind" behind the split in the LJP, which has left Chirag cornered within the party headed by him till recently and founded by his late father Ram Vilas Paswan.

Yadav, who was talking to reporters at the airport here upon his return from Delhi after a long stay, also sought to remind Chirag that in 2005 and 2010 similar splits had been engineered by the JD(U) in the LJP while his father and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad had "helped Ram Vilas get a Rajya Sabha berth when he had lost his own Lok Sabha seat".

"Chirag Paswan must now decide whom he wants to stand by those abiding by the bunch of thoughts (a famous polemical work by RSS ideologue MS Golwalkar) or those for whom the Constitution drafted by BR Ambedkar is supreme,” said Yadav.

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