In Bihar: MLAs dump Lalu for Nitish; Paswan joins Modi, Nitish ‘short circuited’

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Patna: Bihar grabbed attention in Indian politics as political equations changing in the state dramatically.  Lalu Prasad facing a split in his party and partner Ram Vilas Paswan ditched him and joined BJP.

Lalu Parsad Yadav suffered a big blow when reports claimed that 13 of his 22 Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MLAs planned to switch sides to the ruling Janata Dal (United) in the state

Later, six of the 13 MLAs paraded in front of the media to show they are still with the party. Three more MLAs returned to the party same night.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar described the rebellion in RJD camp as “fire in Lalu Prasad’s house due to short circuit,” and asked him to be prepared to face more such incidents.

Bihar politician Ram Vilas Paswan announced an alliance with BJP. Paswan heads the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) which holds not a single seat in the Lok Sabha currently