BJP leader meets Chirag Paswan after latter shoots off letter questioning demonetisation

BJP leader meets Chirag Paswan after latter shoots off letter questioning demonetisation

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New Delhi, Dec 20: BJP National General Secretary Bhupendra Yadav on Thursday met Lok Jan Shakti MP and Chairman of party’s Parliamentary Board Chirag Paswan to assuage the coalition partner on seat sharing in Bihar for the 2019 general elections.

On a day that seat sharing amongst opposition Congress-led maha-gathbandhan was finalised, Mr Paswan shot off a letter to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley raising questions on the advantages of demonetisation in 2016.

He questioned the Finance Minister and the Prime Minister about what was the gain from demonetisation.

The LJP has expressed its anxiety on a number of occasions over the seats it might get in Bihar under NDA’s seat sharing formula, especially since Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) is also on board this time unlike in 2014.

Chirag Paswan’s letter precedes Mr Nitish Kumar’s arrival here on Friday to meet NDA leaders ostensibly to discuss seat sharing for 2019 Lok Sabha election.

Despite Chirag Paswan’s posturing, Party president Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday said outside Parliament that ``all was well within the NDA”.

However, recently at the party’s Foundation Day function, Chirag Paswan had assured party workers that the leaders will go for ``honourable seat sharing’’ in Bihar.

In a recent tweet he had said that after the exit of Telugu Desam Party and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party the NDA was at a crucial juncture and should go in for honourable seat sharing with partners.

He had also praised Congress president Rahul Gandhi saying there was positive change in him leaving many wondering if the LJP was preparing to disembark the NDA ship it had joined in 2014. (UNI)