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LJP crisis: Woman accuses MP, Chirag Paswan's cousin Prince Raj of sexual assault

Prince Raj is among the five LJP MPs who have rebelled against Chirag Paswan, his cousin. According to reports, the woman has filed a complaint with the Connaught Place Police in Delhi against Raj.

LJP crisis: Woman accuses MP, Chirag Paswan's cousin Prince Raj of sexual assault-dnm
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Patna, First Published Jun 17, 2021, 10:06 AM IST
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The LJP crisis has taken a new turn as a woman has allegedly accused Prince Raj, an LJP parliamentarian of sexual assault.

The woman has allegedly lodged a complaint with the Connaught Place Police in Delhi against Prince Raj, cousin of Chirag Paswan. According to sources, she has lodged a 3-page complaint on June 15.

Prince Raj is among the five LJP MPs who have rebelled against Chirag Paswan, his cousin. On Tuesday, Chirag shared a six-page letter on his Twitter handle written to his uncle and Hajipur MP Pashupati Kumar Paras on March 29, in which he referred to the issue.

Police sources said that a case has not been registered as of now. "The police is verifying the allegations against the Lok Sabha MP and after the outcome a case will be registered," the source said.

Chirag, who faced a coup by his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras, cousin Prince Raj and three other MPs, had shared the six-page letter on his Twitter handle on Tuesday.

In the letter dated March 29 to his uncle, Chirag had mentioned about the complaint of sexual molestation by a woman party worker against Prince Raj.

Meanwhile Chirag Paswan, fighting for survival after a coup in the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) led by his uncle, said Wednesday that he was ready for a legal fight against the rebel group, declaring that he was "the son of Ram Vilas Paswan, a sher ka bachcha".

Addressing his first press conference since the crisis exploded, the sidelined LJP leader also defended decisions like contesting the Bihar election separately from the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, which was one of the reasons for his feud with his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras.

"Today (Wednesday) I have become an orphan after my uncle left me. Not when I lost my father," said Paswan Junior, in comments that oscillated between tough and emotional.

"When I was ill, the plan (coup) was made and executed by others."

Pashupati Paras and four other MPs on Monday broke away and asked the Speaker to recognize them as a separate group, leaving Chirag Paswan, their leader, alone in what was a group of six MPs in the Lok Sabha.

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