Lok Janshakti Party president Ram Vilas Paswan met senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders at his residence to iron out issues regarding a possible alliance between the two parties.
Seat-sharing was said to be the main agenda of the meeting. BJP leader Shiva Shankar and others were received by Paswan’s son Chirag Paswan, who is said to be pushing for an alliance.
LJP have recently ended their decade-old alliance with the Rashtriya Janta Dal after a fall-out between the two parties over seat-sharing.
Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Paswan said, “Now that we are not part of the alliance (with RJD), we are looking for other options. All options are now open. The BJP is an option. A number of members in our parliamentary board are in favour of joining the NDA…I have been empowered to take tough decisions for the sake of protecting the party’s existence.”
The start by the government, with 44 days gone, has been measured, more practised and less frenetic.