"All those who are raising slogans of secularism are not working in favour of minorities," he said without naming any party.

Paswan said the differences between Hindus and Muslims have increased and added that this has happened because of vote bank politics.

He said Modi has given people, especially the young generation, a confidence.

"People were losing faith in politics especially those in the age group of 26-30 years. They now have a ray of hope and feel that he should be given a chance," said the chief of LJP, which has sealed a seat sharing pact with BJP in Bihar.

Paswan is contesting from Bihar's Hajipur constituency, which has a sizeable population of minorities. Polling in seven constituencies of Bihar, including Hajipur, is underway.

His contest is against sitting MP Ram Sundar Das, who is contesting as Janata Dal (United) candidate.

Ramvilas Paswan's son Chirag said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi are ‘no factor’ for the people of Bihar.

"We are confident of victory. There is a wave of Narendra Modi. Nitish and Rahul are no factors in the election," Chirag said.


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