Cong 86
BJP 69
OTH 13

Madhya Pradesh

Cong 71
BJP 60


Cong 40
BJP 28


TDP-Cong 23


MNF 14
Cong 6
*Total Tally Reflects Leads + Wins

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.

Ram Vilas Paswan News

LJP won't accept 'dishonourable' seat sharing arrangement, BJP will have to adjust more: Chirag Paswan

Speaking at the LJP's 19th Foundation Day function here, Parliamentary Board chairman of the party Chirag Paswan said that with the JD(U) joining the alliance this time, the BJP being the biggest partner will have to make more adjustments for its allies.

Kushwaha should clarify stand on alliance: Chirag Paswan

The LJP is said to be worried about its vote share in three seats — Hajipur, Samastipur and Jamui — if Kushwaha quits the NDA as the areas have a sizeable number of Kushwaha supporters.

We must get to contest at least seven seats in Bihar: state LJP chief

The LJP had contested seven seats in the 2014 elections and won six.

Paswan’s daughter, son-in-law ‘ready’ to take on LJP in polls

Sadhu, who is married to Asha, Paswan’s daughter from his first marriage, also accused the LJP of treating Dalits as bonded labourers and claimed there was widespread resentment against the LJP chief within his own caste group.

Ram Vilas Paswan on SC/ST Act protests: This is a conspiracy, Congress and other Opposition parties are behind it

Union Minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan talks to The Indian Express on the protests by upper castes and why he thinks Opposition parties are behind them.

Delhi Confidential: What Meeting?

Ram Vilas Paswan was caught unawares when mediapersons sought his opinion on the idea of “one nation-one election”, and discussions held in the Election Commission on this.

PM Narendra Modi is the biggest Ambedkarite, says Paswan

On reservation in promotion for SC & ST being implemented in Bihar, the union minister said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed his priorities towards the community by implementing reservation in promotion.

Ram Vilas Paswan hits out at Opposition for calling govt anti-Dalit

Speaking to mediapersons on Saturday, Paswan hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the passage of The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill in Parliament.

Reeks of anti-Dalit mentality: Ram Vilas Paswan on Uddhav Thackeray’s remark on SC/ST Act amendment

The Union Cabinet last week decided to approve a Bill restoring original provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Ram Vilas Paswan slams Uddhav Thackeray over his criticism of bill on law against Dalit atrocity

The Sena supremo in a signed article in his party's mouthpiece Saamana had attacked the Modi government after it approved a bill to restore the original provisions of a law on atrocities against Dalits and tribals.


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