Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi meets LJP (Ram Vilas) leader Chirag Paswan On the first death anniversary of his father, in the midst of opposition parties prompting the Dalit leader to join their camp.
senior BJP Leaders and Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Mahendra Nath Pandey, RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav and CPI(M)’s Sitaram Yechury also met the young leader and paid tribute to his father.
Respected former union minister of the struggle and the voice of the downtrodden. On the first qualifying date of Ram Vilas Paswan ji, in the format in New Delhi, the information sheet in the details. pic.twitter.com/rpvZVSkJBW
— Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) 8 October 2021
Chirag Paswan said his father enjoyed excellent personal relations with politicians across party lines, which was underscored by the presence of members of the ruling BJP-led NDA as well as opposition parties.
Many other leaders including Congress President Sonia Gandhi And NCP chief Sharad Pawar also sent his condolence message, he said.
He reiterated his party’s demand for the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honor for his father, who was part of several governments led by rival coalitions at various times. The young MP thanked the Modi government for conferring the Padma Bhushan award on his father.
Gandhi visited Paswan’s Janpath residence, which was his father Ram Vilas Paswan’s home, and spent time with him and his family members as people paid tribute to one of the tallest Dalit leaders, who passed away last year. had gone.
In a tweet, Gandhi said, “Heartfelt tributes to Ram Vilas Paswan on his first death anniversary. He also met Lalu Prasad Yadav on this occasion. Glad to see him in good health. Gandhi’s visit to the LJP leader comes amid the growing distance between him and the BJP, when the ruling party left him for another LJP faction, now renamed the Rashtriya Lok Janshakti Party, led by his uncle Pashupati Kumar. Paras, who was a Union Minister.
Emotional service on the first appointment of Shri Ram Vilas Paswan ji.
Even to Lalu Prasad Yadav ji on this. ️ Healthy Seeing Seeing pic.twitter.com/y8jqH4HzF4
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 8 October 2021
Opposition leaders in Bihar, including RJD president Yadav and his son Tejashwi Yadav, are urging Chirag Paswan to join their camp.
However, sources said that not much should be read about Gandhi’s visit at Paswan’s residence as he had invited leaders of various parties.
Leaders of various parties including BJP and RJD were present at a function held in Patna last month.
Chirag Paswan, however, keeps his cards close to his chest, insisting that his immediate priority is to build his own party.
Sharp critic of Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) leader Nitish KumarHe has been less vocal in attacking the BJP and has at times praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi.