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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‘Got 400 complaints from Jaypee buyers’, says Ram Vilas Paswan

“The panel, which is to be headed by the consumer affairs secretary, will study and submit a status report within three days. We will see if there is any jurisdiction… We want to protect the interests of home buyers,” Paswan told reporters.

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OMCs to install new device to check refill of fuel/gas: Ram Vilas Paswan

Three devices — Electronic Flow Meters, Tamper-proof Electronic Seals and Pulsar — have been tested by the Legal Metrology Department, a senior Consumer Affairs Ministry official told reporters.

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Govt making all-out efforts to boost farmers’ income, says Ram Vilas Paswan

Farmers are the backbone of the country. Manufacturers can decide price for their products, but farmers cannot. Farmers are not able to recover cost of production. Therefore, our government is making full effort to improve the lives of farmers.”

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Decision to raise OBC ‘creamy layer’ income cap will give more power to poor: Paswan

Paswan said the decision to raise the creamy layer ceiling to Rs 8 lakh per annum from Rs 6 lakh would help a large number of OBC families. He, however, made it clear that there was no plan to introduce a similar creamy layer bar among the SCs and STs

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Ram Vilas Paswan hails PM Modi’s Independence Day speech

Paswan, the Union Minister for Food and Consumer Affairs, mentioned that the government had taken a historic step of procuring 16 lakh tons of pulses while efforts are being made for providing water for irrigating their fields.

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Ramvilas Paswan hails Nitish Kumar for leaving Grand Alliance, claims to make clean sweep in 2019 Lok Sabha elections

“We will make a clean sweep in Bihar in 2019 general election and Lalu Prasad and his associates would draw a blank.” With NDA government both at the Centre and Bihar, the pace of development would accelerate, Ramvilas Paswan added.

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Sharad is leader without a mass base: Ram Vilas Paswan

Paswan, who heads the LJP in Bihar and is part of the Nitish Kumar government, added, “Nobody is supporting Yadav.”

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Better late than never: Ram Vilas Paswan on Nitish Kumar going with NDA

Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the chief minister yesterday, as he returned to the NDA after four years. The day earlier, he had resigned as the chief minister, with the JD(U) breaking ranks with its allies — Lalu Yadav’s RJD and the Congress.

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Nitish Kumar is BJP’s natural ally, says Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan

“This was to happen. None can stay comfortable in company of ‘egoistic’ Lalu Prasad Yadav. Nitish Kumar always looked under a spell of tension when he was with Yadav. The BJP-JD(U) is a natural alliance,” Ram Vilas Paswan told reporters at New Delhi.

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Nitish Kumar should decide on JD(U)-RJD alliance soon: Ram Vilas Paswan

Things are getting out of control as there is no governance in Bihar, the Union minister said, adding that the government was running like a lame cat.

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Companies to face jail term, fine up to Rs 1 lakh for not reprinting revised MRP on unsold goods

“We have told companies to reprint revised rates on unsold goods. Stickers of new MRP should be pasted so that consumers are aware of the change in rates after GST,” said Ram Vilas Paswan

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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.