While living at the center, Ram Vilas Paswan did many such works which directly benefited the people of many districts. Now BJP leaders including LJP can also take advantage of the same in their own interest.
Signs of deteriorating equation in 7 districts
Please tell that Chirag Paswan has already broken political ties with JDU. He has fielded candidates against JDU for 143 seats. Meanwhile, due to the death of LJP founder Ram Vilas Paswan, political equations may also worsen in at least 7 districts of Bihar. These districts include Samastipur, Khagaria, Jamui, Vaishali, Nalanda, Hajipur, Darbhanga and other districts. Nalanda is the CM Nitish Kumar Kagri district.
Dalit population is 16 percent
In these districts, Dalit voters act as a big factor which can benefit Ram Vilas Paswan’s party LJP. In Bihar, the downtrodden means 16% of the population of Dalits. Ram Vilas Paswan has been the largest leader of this caste till the 2010 assembly elections. LJP did not support Nitish in the 2005 assembly elections. With this, Nitish Kumar made a big play to break the Dalit vote. He declared 21 out of 22 Dalit castes as Mahadalits. But Paswan caste was not included in this.
Mahadalit population 10%
Mahadalit population in Bihar is 10 percent. The Paswan caste constitutes 4.5 percent of the voters. In 2009 Lok Sabha elections, the impact of this master stroke of Nitish Kumar was seen on Paswan. He himself lost in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. In 2014, Paswan joined the NDA. Nitish Kumar was separated at that time. In 2015, Paswan contested elections with the NDA coalition but his party could not do any good in the Bihar Assembly. In 2017, Nitish Kumar left the Grand Alliance and joined the NDA and in 2018 included the Pasavan caste in the Mahadalit category.
Shah did the game
BJP leaders, along with Chirag Paswan, have bluntly said that Chirag cannot use PM’s photo. But Amit Shah’s tweet following Ram Vilas Paswan’s demise indicates something else. Paying tribute to his demise, Shah has tweeted that the Modi government will be committed to fulfill his dream of poor welfare and development of Bihar. Now this tweet has many political meanings.
Even opponents will not be able to openly attack
Now even the opposition parties of LJP in Bihar will not be able to openly attack Ram Vilas Paswan. Nitish Kumar himself will try to avoid it. Chirag Paswan can benefit from this. In this election, he has tried to woo Dalits as well as upper caste people. Then giving tickets to upper caste people by Chirag can also prove beneficial.