Suraj Bhan will function as the working president until a new president is elected in a national executive meeting.
Chirag Paswan was removed as the national president of the Lok Janshakti Party on Tuesday, a day after his party MPs revolted against him, reported PTI. Chirag Paswan is the son of LJP founder Ram Vilas Paswan. He took over as the party chief in 2019, a year before his father died.
The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the LJP national working committee. Suraj Bhan Singh has been made the national working president. He will convene a meeting of party’s national council within five days to elect its new national president, reported Hindustan Times.
On Monday, five of the six LJP MPs told the Lok Sabha Speaker that they have chosen Pashupati Kumar Paras as the party’s leader in Parliament. Paras is the younger brother of Ram Vilas Paswan and is Chirag Paswan’s uncle. They have also asked to be treated as a separate group.
Chirag Paswan’s supporters protested against the decision to remove him as the party’s national president. They smeared black ink on the posters of the five rebel LJP MPs outside the party’s office in Patna.