With assembly elections just around the corner in Bihar political scenarios are changing every day in the state. JantaDal United has expelled the Bihar government’s Industries Minister ShyamRajak Minister from the party ahead of this year’s assembly elections in Bihar. On the other hand,Rastriya JantaDal showed doors to its three MLAs – Maheshwar Prasad Yadav, Prema Chaudhary and Faraz Fatami – earlier in the day amid reports of some more MLAs of both the parties going to switch sides soon.
Informing about JDU’s decision to expel ShyamRajak, Janata Dal (United) spokesperson Rajiv Ranjan said“ ShyamRajakwas involved in anti-party activities. His recent actions were nothing less than an act of indiscipline. So the party decided to take this action against him.”
Governor Phagu Chauhan, on the advice of CM Nitish Kumar, removed Rajak as industries minister with immediate effect.
Soon after the decision of JDU the speculation of ShyamRajak may be joining RJD have started making the rounds in the Political circle of Bihar. It is being speculated that ShyamRajak can now return to his old house i.e RJD. However, it has not been officially confirmed yet. It is to be noted that when Bihar was ruled by RJD, ShyamRajak was considered a close aid of Lalu Prasad Yadav. He has also served as a minister in the Rabri Devi government of Bihar.
Soon after RJD lost power in Bihar and after his disenchantment with the partyShyamRajak had joined JDU. Razak became MLA and then minister from JDU quota in 2010, but when Razak became MLA from Grand Alliance in 2015, he was not made a minister in the Nitish government.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) expelled three of its MLAs — Maheshwar Prasad Yadav, Prema Chaudhary and Faraz Fatima — from the party for anti-party activities.
According to the information, these three MLAs were involved in anti-party activities. It is also being told that all of them have been expelled from the party for six years on the instructions of National President Lalu Yadav.
As the days of the assembly elections are coming closer, there is a possibility of political turmoil in the state. The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), an ally of the NDA, has also indicated its withdrawal of support from the NDA government led by Nitish Kumar on Friday. LJP President Chirag Paswan met former MP and Jan Adhikar Party President Pappu Yadav late on Friday and held talks for nearly four hours.
It has been told by sources that Chirag Paswan and Pappu Yadav met late Friday night and the two leaders held a closed-door conversation for nearly four hours. However, what was discussed between the two is not known. But it is believed that there is a discussion between Paswan and Pappu to create a third front in Bihar.
However, if both leaders agree on the Third Front, then there is a possibility of alliance with many smaller parties including SP, BSP in Bihar. Political analysts believe that if this happens, there will be a big change in the politics of Bihar.
An announcement of withdrawal of support by LJP will not reduce the government in Bihar to a minority though it could be a poor reflection on the NDA in the state which stood rock solid in the general elections a year ago, decimated the opposition and appears invincible in the face of a divided opposition.