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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Choice of Ram Nath Kovind is a political masterstroke by Modi: Ram Vilas Paswan

If opposition parties field a Dalit against Kovind, then it will be nothing but ‘vote-katva’ (aimed at denting support to Kovind) politics, noted the LJP leader, a BJP ally. Paswan said that the LJP extends full support to the NDA candidate.

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Ram Vilas Paswan off to UK for heart treatment

The Union Minister in a missive to the Prime Minister had sought leave till June 14 for the treatment.

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Radha Mohan Singh gets charge of Food Ministry as Ram Vilas Paswan leaves for London for treatment

President Pranab Mukherjee has directed that Singh shall be assigned the additional charge of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution till the time Paswan is undergoing treatment.

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Govt grappling with disposal of pulses buffer stock: Ram Vilas Paswan

On retail prices of 22 essential commodities tracked by the government, Paswan said they are stable and under control.

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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.