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BJP Axes Pawan Singh Over Independent Challenge To NDA Candidate In Karakat

BJP decides to field Bhojpuri actor-turned-politician Pawan Singh, who is contesting the Karakat Lok Sabha as an independent against NDA candidate, has created a political intrigue in Bihar.

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: May 22, 2024 11:29 IST
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BJP Expels Pawan Singh for Independent Candidacy Against NDA
BJP Expels Pawan Singh for Independent Candidacy Against NDA

In a major political move, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has expelled Bhojpuri actor-turned-politician Pawan Singh.

Singh decided to contest as an independent candidate from the Karakat Lok Sabha seat in Bihar, in direct opposition to National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Upendra Kushwaha.

Singh’s independent bid is a blow to the NDA’s united front in the region and highlights the split in the alliance.

Singh’s swift ouster from the BJP underscores the party’s commitment to maintaining solidarity and discipline within its ranks, especially ahead of the upcoming elections.

Pawan Singh, a popular figure in the Bhojpuri film industry, joined the BJP to gain political traction for his celebrity status. However, his decision to run as an independent suggests a connection between his political goals and the strategic decisions of the party.

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This development is expected to affect the electoral dynamics in Karakat, where veteran politician Upendra Kushwaha is contesting re-election under the NDA banner. Singh’s entry into the fray as an independent candidate could potentially split votes, hampering Kushwaha’s campaign.

Singh’s expulsion from the BJP serves as a warning to other party members about the consequences of not toeing party lines and highlights the challenges of managing senior figures in political organizations. As elections approach, the NDA must navigate these internal conflicts to present a united front to voters.

The incident marks a pivotal moment in the Karakat Lok Sabha seat race, setting the stage for a potentially contentious and closely watched electoral battle.

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First published on: May 22, 2024 11:24 AM IST

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