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Hajipur Lok Sabha seat a litmus test for Chirag Paswan


Patna, May 16 (IANS) Hajipur (SC Reserved) seat is one of the hot seats of Bihar which will decide the political future of youth leader Chirag Paswan, who is the National President of the Lok Janshakti Party Ram Vilas (LJP-RV).He carries the big political legacy of his father Ram Vilas Paswan on his shoulders and it is his responsibility to preserve it.Hajipur came into the limelight in 1977 when Ram Vilas Paswan won from here on a Janata Party ticket by an unprecedented number of votes and registered his name in the Guinness Book of World Records.Ram Vilas Paswan, who secured 89.3 per cent votes in 1977, won from Hajipur Lok Sabha seat eight times and in 2019 his brother Pashupati Kumar Paras became an MP from this seat.Now, with the senior Paswan gone, this seat is considered a litmus test for his son Chirag.Chirag Paswan overshadowed his uncle in claiming the Hajipur seat and he is pitted against RJD’s Shivchandra Ram.To give his candidature a boost, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an election rally in Hajipur.Chirag Paswan is claiming that the NDA will win not only Hajipur but all the 40 seats of Bihar. For the first time in his political career, he is contesting an election without the support of his father.Significantly, Pashupati Kumar Paras, Prince Paswan and other members of the Paswan family are also not seen openly supporting Chirag Paswan.On his part, the young leader has also said on many occasions that his uncle and brothers left him during a time of crisis and he is only getting support from his mother Reena Paswan and PM Modi.There was a huge rivalry between Pashupati Kumar Paras and Chirag Paswan regarding this seat, but NDA supported the young leader and gave him the responsibility of saving his father’s legacy.When Ram Vilas Paswan separated from everyone else and formed his party called Lok Janshakti Party, he first established his family in

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