Putting to rest speculation over his entry to Parliament with the Congress support from Delhi,LJP president Ramvilas Paswan declared on Tuesday that he would choose to go to Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha “only from Bihar”.
“There is no substance in the speculation over my entry to Parliament with the backing of the Congress in Delhi. I will choose to go to either of the Houses of Parliament only from Bihar,” Paswan told reporters in Patna.
Condemning Monday’s lathicharge on an LJP procession in Patna,he said the party workers would stage a sit-in on Wednesday in protest.
Wednesday’s agitation would be followed by a two-day state-wide ‘chakka jam’ programme beginning on August nine to highlight the alleged failure of the state government,he said.
Paswan also warned of “bloodshed” if the state government cancelled the allotment of the 9 Polo Road bungalow,housing the party’s state office in the high-security zone in the state capital.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar earlier said that the state government would take action in accordance with the rules on allotment of the bungalow.
Kumar lambasted Paswan for his threat,saying,”What else is expected from people who believe in the politics of violence?”
Referring to the hue and cry raised by Paswan over alleged non-inclusion of Paswans and Ravidas society in the list of the Mahadalits,the chief minister said the state government was ready to discuss the issue related to the Mahadalit Commission for justice to mahadalits at any fora with an open mind.
“We are irrevocably committed to uplift of the mahadalits for which we continue pursue special programmes and initiatives,” Kumar said.
The chief minister claimed that the opposition had no issue following the good work being done by the state government.