NEW DELHI: Since just four to five months left for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan and his son Chirag Paswan are likely to meet Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday afternoon to talk about the seat-sharing details.
The talks comes amid reports of Chirag Paswan hinting everything is not fine in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) camp. Worth mention here Upendra Kushwaha-led Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), a former part of BJP-led NDA, officially joined the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance in Bihar on Thursday.
The father-son duo also met BJP national president Amit Shah in the national capital New Delhi on Thursday.
Speaking to the media, Chirag had stated that the BJP has now gone off the point to `non-issues` such as the Ram temple and demanded to come back to the `real issue` of development. He, however, clarified, that there is no anger between the BJP and the LJP.
Reports also suggested that Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Lalu Prasad's son Tejashwi Yadav hinted at wooing Paswan-led LJP to the UPA. While he renounced from speaking out explicitly about any bid to woo Paswan to the grand coalition, sources stated leaders of the Congress and the RJD were considering a meeting with the LJP leader.