October 18, 2021

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EC freezes LJP election symbol amid tiff between Chirag Paswan, Pashupati Paras factions

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EC freezes LJP election symbol amid tiff between Chirag Paswan, Pashupati Paras factions
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EC freezes LJP election symbol amid tiff between Chirag Paswan, Pashupati Paras factions
EC freezes LJP election symbol amid tiff between Chirag Paswan, Pashupati Paras factions

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission (EC) has frozen the election symbol of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) amid the ongoing tussle between factions of Chirag Paswan and his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras.
Both factions have been barred from using the name of the party or its symbol ‘bungalow’ till the dispute between the rival groups is settled by the poll panel.
The EC on Saturday also said that the two factions can use free symbols available to field their candidates for the bypolls to two assembly seats in the coming days.
Chirag had on Tuesday written to the Election Commission to claim that the party’s ‘bungalow’ election symbol. Union minister Pashupati had blamed Chirag for the poor show in the 2020 assembly election, wherein the party won junt one seat. The incident created a rift between the former party president and Pashupati, who eventually split the party.
Chirad had claimed the right over the symbol for the upcoming Bihar assembly bypolls scheduled on October 30.
– With inputs from agencies

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