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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Express Governance Awards today to honour finest work by DMs

The winning entries include projects like a cluster of solar panels installed on a hillock as an alternate energy source; a neo-natal unit in the heart of Maoist territory and an anti-corruption drive along the international border.

Express Governance Awards: ‘A good officer can script a miracle... governance is democracy’s backbone’

The awards were handed across 16 categories ranging from Agriculture to Education and Technology to Women Development. The winners were chosen from 249 entries received from 84 districts in 24 states.


Watch: The Indian Express Excellence in Governance Awards

The awards for outstanding work across 16 categories that range from Agriculture to Education and Technology to Women Development will be handed over by five Union Ministers, who are special guests at the event.

Ram Vilas Paswan says quota issue non-debatable, slams Opposition

Paswan, the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, recalled that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reiterated on several occasions that reservation cannot be tampered with.

Delhi Confidential: Revisiting Childhood

Paswan’s cousin had got the mobile number of the elderly teacher, who now lives in Bihar’s Patna Sahib.

Ram Vilas Paswan bids farewell to brother: He was like my son, my Lakshman

Ramchandra, a four-time MP, died on July 21 following a massive cardiac arrest ten days ago. The youngest of the three Paswan brothers, he defeated Congress’s Ashok Ram from Samastipur in the last Lok Sabha polls.


Ram Vilas Paswan’s MP brother Ramchandra dies at 57

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and leader of Opposition in Assembly Tejashwi Prasad Yadav also condoled Ramchandra’s death.

LJP MP Ramchandra Paswan passes away

Party leader Chirag Paswan said his uncle breathed his last at 1.24 pm at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here. 

To begin with 15 districts in next kharif season: Pilot scheme for rice fortification on cards

Fortification is a complementary strategy to fight malnutrition under which key vitamins and minerals are added to staple foods. The rice crop will be fortified with iron, folic acid, Vitamin A and Vitamin B-12 in rice mills before packaging for distribution.

Roll out ‘one nation, one ration card' in a year, Centre tells states, UTs

Speaking about the same, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said 10 states are already providing portability of Public Distribution System (PDS) entitlements.

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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Amit Shah holds road show before filing nomination for Gandhinagar seat

With just 11 days left for the Lok Sabha elections to kick off, leaders from major political parties are busy taking trips across the country in an effort to reach out to as many voters as possible. Gujarat will go to polls on April 23 in a single phase.

PM Narendra Modi visits Ram Vilas Paswan's residence to celebrate Makar Sankranti

PM Modi and his colleagues attended an event organised by Ram Vilas Paswan to celebrate Makar Sankranti.


Carl Lewis participates in a Mumbai run

Olympic legend and athlete Carl Lewis participated in running along with young Mumbaikers at the Marine Drive.