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.
Ram Vilas Paswan had said situation in state warranted central rule.
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.
Paswan attacked Nitish Kumar government over the murder of an assistant sub-inspector of police in Hajipur.
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.
Paswan asked people to forgive any mistake his brother and Alauli LJP candidate Paras may have committed.
Paswan’s son-in-law meets Pappu, Manjhi’s set to contest independently, BJP veteran Chandramohan Rai quits party posts
The Union Minister’s brother Pashupati Kumar Paras has been fielded from the reserved Alouli assembly seat.
Former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi, an emerging Mahadalit leader, has been blowing hot and cold on Ram Vilas Paswan, an MP since 1977
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”.
Paswan, however, rushed to clarify that he had never been in contention and Sinha had only expressed his individual opinion.
The government has sought Rs 284.45 crore in basic damages and Rs 355.50 crore in punitive damages.
Ram Vilas Paswan tabled the Consumer Protection Bill 2015 in the Lok Sabha Monday amid the uproar by Congress members over the Lalit Modi and Vyapam issues.
In June, FSSAI had banned Maggi noodles after it found its 30 samples “unsafe and hazardous” for human consumption.
Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan discusses Bihar politics, Parliament standoff and caste census. Excerpts from interviews to Santosh Singh in Patna and Liz Mathew in New Delhi.