No breakthrough in talks with ‘bellwether’ Paswans: Jaitley may pursue parleys

(UNI) The BJP leadership has tasked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to pursue further talks with the aggrieved LJP leaders Ram Vilas Paswan and his lawmaker son Chirag and JD(U) chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to end the deadlock in seat adjustment talks in NDA for 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar.

The development comes after two-hour long meeting between father-don duo and BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday evening.

LJP chief and Union Food Minister Mr Paswan is known as ‘bellwether’ in coalition politics and has operated smartly to ensure cabinet berth for himself under all Prime Ministers since 1996.