As the process of Bihar assembly elections is progressing, all political parties are facing rebellion. Once their own rebels are becoming the cause of challenge.
Assembly elections are being held in three phases in Bihar. Ticket distribution in all parties has been completed. As soon as the names of the candidates are revealed, the ticket contenders in almost all the big parties are taking up the flag of revolt. Be it the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) or the RJD-led grand alliance, rebels have become a source of trouble for all parties. Congress is also getting two-four with this problem.
Glut of options
Actually, this time the election is full of options. This time, four coalitions are in the lead role in the state. Apart from the NDA and the Grand Alliance, the Grand Democratic Secular Front, headed by former MPs Rajesh Ranjan Yadav and Pappu Yadav, and former Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha are also in the fray. Apart from these, the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), led by Chirag Paswan, son of former Union Minister Late Ram Vilas Paswan, is also beating the palace where JDU candidates are in a friendly fight with the NDA. Such a party is not averse to giving ticket to the rebel of any party, if the probability of victory of that person is left as per any equation. In this game of possibilities, whoever sees the possibility of a ticket is going there. LJP has become a shelter for the rebels. It is also the first choice for the rebels, due to which this party has its own five percent strong vote bank.
LJP has nominated nine people from BJP and two from JDU. Among the rebels in LJP, the most prominent name is Rajendra Singh, state BJP vice-president and former MLA Rameshwar Chaurasia. In the endurance test, the political faith of such prominent soldiers was finally answered. Apart from these, the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) -led coalition has declared two rebel leaders of JDU and one rebel leader of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and RLSP as its candidates. Senior LJP leaders and former ministers Shree Bhagwan Singh Kushwaha and Chandrashekhar Paswan have been given tickets by the LJP, while RLSP has nominated JDU’s Ranvijay Singh and BJP’s Ajay Pratap Singh. Similarly, LJP has given ticket to Suresh Nishad, former general secretary of RJD’s Most Backward Cell.