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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Paswan in Goa to decide on contesting elections

VASCO : Union Minister of Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan, who is also president of Lok Janshakti Party, arrived on Thursday in the state on a three-day visit. He expressed his party’s desire to contest the 2017 Goa assembly elections on its own without support of any political parties.
Decision on contesting the assembly elections will be taken at a meeting to be held in a Bambolim-based hotel on Friday.

“LJP intends to spread its wings in Goa.  The decision will be taken only after the meeting to be held on September 23,” Paswan said, adding that most probably the LJP would contest the elections on  its own with the consent of party workers and leaders in Goa.
“The LJP has already started preparing strategies for Uttar Pradesh assembly elections…,” the Union minister said.
He said the LJP and the BJP are alliance partners at the  national level and talks have been on for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections – whether to have an alliance between both the parties or not.
“I am not sure whether there will be an alliance between the LJP and the BJP in Goa,” Paswan said.
To get the status of a national party, the LJP has started working in several states including Goa.
The Union minister claimed that LJP has been making inroads in several areas and has a strong base in Bihar and other states.
A convention of the LJP will be held in Patna on November 17 – the  formation day of the party.
Earlier, Paswan was welcomed by party leaders and workers in the state.
The LJP Goa state president Gajendra Usgaonkar strongly felt   that the LJP should contest the Goa polls  on its own.

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