In a series of tweets, the Union minister said, “I stand firmly with every decision of his. I am confident that with his youthful thinking, Chirag will take the party and Bihar to new heights.” He also tweeted that he was happy that Chirag has been with him at this time and was doing all possible service. “Along with taking care of me, he is also fulfilling his responsibilities towards the party,” Paswan tweeted.
मुझे विश्वास है कि अपनी युवा सोच से चिराग पार्टी व बिहार को नयी ऊँचाईयों तक ले जाएगा।चिराग के हर फ़ैसले के साथ मैं… https://t.co/jfE8TD51zX
— Ram Vilas Paswan (@irvpaswan) 1599795164000
मेरी ख़राब तबियत का एहसास जब चिराग को हुआ तो उसके कहने पर मैं अस्पताल गया और अपना इलाज करवाने लगा। मुझे ख़ुशी है कि… https://t.co/M581ssT0Ov
— Ram Vilas Paswan (@irvpaswan) 1599795149000
Senior Paswan’s tweets came at a time when Chirag has been at loggerheads with Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar over several issues and amid high speculation whether the two parties will coexist as partners in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar ahead of the assembly polls.
This is not the first time when the LJP founder has backed his son. Even soon after the 2014 Lok Sabha election, he had given the credit of LJP’s decision to join hands with BJP to Chirag. Just before Chirag was made the party president, Paswan in November 2018 had announced that Chirag would be the “final authority” in all party matters.
Sources in LJP said leaders and workers have alerted the party president about the declining popularity of Nitish Kumar and this may not be of any help. They added as of now no talk has started about the alliance or about seat-sharing. Sources said so far no BJP leader has made any comment or observation about LJP questioning the Nitish Kumar administration on several occasions.
Soon after Paswan tweeted that he had been hospitalised saying how there was no laxity in the work and he continuously served the country as food minister and made every effort to ensure food reaches on time everywhere, several LJP leaders issued video clips to extend their full support to Chirag.
Paswan said he finally got admitted at a hospital after Chirag realised he was ill and insisted that he get treated.