Several BJP leaders defected to Chirag Paswan’s LJP after being denied tickets or dissatisfied with the party. They are now preparing to return to the BJP soon. The LJP only managed to win one seat in the last assembly elections, whereas the BJP had a good strike rate, winning as many as 74 seats to play the big brother role in the NDA. According to BJP sources, the BJP leadership is not too strict on the leaders who left the party and joined the LJP.
It is expected that these leaders will rejoin the BJP.
On the condition of anonymity, a veteran BJP leader stated that the party now wishes to strengthen its base in the state. Some leaders may have left the party dissatisfied, but if they are willing to accept their error, there is no reason why they cannot return. He even stated that all of the party’s former leaders are eager to rejoin, which can bode well for the party’s future.
Some of the leaders who joined other political organizations did so of their own volition, while others were expelled for insubordination or anti-party activities. Some of them were former MLAs, district presidents, or held other party positions before leaving the BJP. The party is now looking for such leaders, who have also chosen not to speak out against the BJP despite moving to another outfit.
ources say the BJP has identified more than two dozen such leaders, who may rejoin the party soon. Former MLA Rameshwar Chaurasia has already resigned from the LJP. He is being speculated to come back to the BJP soon. According to sources, Rajendra Singh, who left the BJP and went to the LJP and former MLA Usha Vidyarthi are waiting to receive the green signal to come back to the BJP fold.
It is to be noted that the only LJP MLA Rajkumar Singh left the Chirag Paswan’s party and joined the JDU this month. Earlier, more than 200 LJP leaders had already joined the JDU.