A day after five MPs of his party elected his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras as their new leader, Chirag Paswan was on Tuesday removed as the national president of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP).
Surajbhan Singh has been appointed as the National Working President of the party. The party has also given him the charge to conduct elections for the appointment of the party's national president.
In his first reaction after his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras ousted him as the leader of the party in Lok Sabha, LJP leader Chirag Paswan likened the organization to a mother who should not be "betrayed".
In a tweet, he said he made efforts to keep the party founded by his father Ram Vilas Paswan and his family together but failed. "People are supreme in a democracy," Paswan said and thanked those who have kept faith in the party.
Paswan also shared a letter he had written to Paras, the youngest brother of his father, in March in which he had highlighted his uncle's unhappiness over a number of issues, including his elevation as the party president.
The crisis in LJP has surfaced around eight months after Chirag Paswan took over the reins of the party following the demise of LJP founder and his father Ram Vilas Paswan