Ram Vilas Paswan, his son Chirag meet Amit Shah to discuss seat-sharing in Bihar ahead of 2019 polls

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan and his son Chirag Paswan have met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Thursday evening.

The two parties are expected to discuss seat-sharing in Bihar ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

File photo of LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan and his son MP Chirag Paswan. PTI

File photo of LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan and his son MP Chirag Paswan. PTI

On Wednesday, Chirag Paswan made public his unease with the BJP, saying it had digressed to "non-issues" like the Ram temple and demanded urgent steps to return to the "real issue" of development.

While being critical of the BJP, Chirag praised Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, saying he had raised "real" issues of the youth and farmers, which helped the party win in the recently-held Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

However, he stated that alleged differences over seat-sharing with the NDA were "not an issue at all" and "it will be too early to talk about going out of the alliance."

At the same time, he said, "The NDA was voted to power in 2014 on the issue of sabka saath, sabka vikas (cooperation to all, development for all). The youth and the farmers had supported our government. But recently, non-issues have dominated over the real issues, because of which we had to suffer losses in these (Assembly) elections."

With inputs from ANI

 

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Updated Date: Dec 20, 2018 17:59:54 IST

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