Ram Vilas Paswan

A Dalit leader from Bihar, Ram Vilas Paswan is the president of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and currently serving as the Union Minister of Food and Public Distribution. An eight time Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha, Paswan went to jail during Indira Gandhi's tenure when emergency was imposed in the country. He began his political career as a member of Samyukta Socialist Party and in 1969 became a member of Bihar Legislative Assembly. Paswan was elected to Lok Sabha for the first time in 1977 as Janata Party member and for re-elected five consecutive times from Hajipur constituency in Bihar. He formed LJP in 2000 and joined Congress-led United Progressive Alliance in 2004. Ram Vilas Paswan has served as a Union Minister under five prime ministers and his party has been a member of all national coalitions. He hails from Shaharbanni Village in Khagaria District of Bihar and his son Chirag Paswan has also joined active politics.
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Consumer need not pay service charge, it is unfair trade practice: Ram Vilas Paswan

While service tax is a mandatory component in the restaurant’s bill, service charges by law has always been a voluntary component.

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Govt-to-govt contract plan to import pulses, says Paswan

The situation of pulses is now under control and their month-on-month prices have gone down, he told reporters in Bengaluru.

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Centre to send team to probe Banda ‘hunger death’

When 100 per cent foodgrain is lifted for distribution at subsidised rates, how can a person die of hunger, Paswan asked.

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Why is Naxalism rising? Need quotas in private sector, says ally Paswan

Though the minister in the NDA government batted for caste-based reservation in the private sector, he criticised Bihar for giving top priority to caste.

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Bihar: Impose President’s Rule, Lalu Prasad Yadav dares Centre

Ram Vilas Paswan had said situation in state warranted central rule.

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3 postal staff suspended for ‘not delivering’ Paswan’s greeting cards

This problem has been arising for a few years. This year I asked some people whether they got my card. Many said they didn’t,” Paswan told reporters.

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Jungle raj is back in Bihar, says Ram Vilas Paswan

Paswan attacked Nitish Kumar government over the murder of an assistant sub-inspector of police in Hajipur.

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Quota misinformation led to Bihar loss, says Ram Vilas Paswan

Paswan also said that following the Dadri incident, the Grand Alliance was successful in convincing the minority community that they would not be safe if the NDA came to power.

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Bihar polls: Ram Vilas Paswan makes an emotional pitch at family bastion

Paswan asked people to forgive any mistake his brother and Alauli LJP candidate Paras may have committed.

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A father and two sons-in-law look beyond NDA

Paswan’s son-in-law meets Pappu, Manjhi’s set to contest independently, BJP veteran Chandramohan Rai quits party posts

Bihar polls: Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP announces first list of 12 candidates for Bihar polls

The Union Minister’s brother Pashupati Kumar Paras has been fielded from the reserved Alouli assembly seat.

Paswan-Manjhi tiff ahead of Bihar elections: Tactical bickerings before seat-sharing

Former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi, an emerging Mahadalit leader, has been blowing hot and cold on Ram Vilas Paswan, an MP since 1977

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Bihar polls: Jitan Ram Manjhi versus Ram Vilas Paswan over who is the bigger Dalit leader

Former chief minister Manjhi turned his guns on Paswan as he claimed that the LJP leader had insulted him by telling a news channel that “he (Manjhi) was on trial in NDA”.

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Paswan best choice for NDA CM candidate: Shatrughan

Paswan, however, rushed to clarify that he had never been in contention and Sinha had only expressed his individual opinion.

Won’t withdraw suit against Nestle: Ram Vilas Paswan

The government has sought Rs 284.45 crore in basic damages and Rs 355.50 crore in punitive damages.