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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Union Minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan.

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.

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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.

Congress responsible if Dalits face atrocities, says Ram Vilas Paswan

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.

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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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SC/ST Act: Cabinet decision a slap for people calling NDA govt anti-Dalit, says Ram Vilas Paswan

The Union Cabinet gave its nod bill restoring the original provisions of the SC/ST Act in which the Supreme Court had ordered changes

After Ram Vilas Paswan, Athawale seeks Justice Goel’s ouster from NGT

After Ram Vilas Paswan, Athawale seeks Justice Goel’s ouster from NGT

Ramdas Athawale said there was resentment among Dalits regarding Justice Goel’s appointment and he should be “immediately removed”.

From the margins

Government hasn’t made any notable missteps but needs to address sense of siege among Dalits

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Dalit groups want Justice Goel out of NGT, bring SC/ST law: Ram Vilas Paswan writes to Rajnath Singh

This is in line with his remarks Monday that several Dalit MPs have “expressed concern” over the “wrong message” sent by the appointment of Justice (retd) A K Goel as NGT chairman since he is “the judge who ruled against” the SC/ST Act.

Wrong message sent by giving NGT job to judge who diluted SC/ST law: Ram Vilas Paswan

Wrong message sent by giving NGT job to judge who diluted SC/ST law: Ram Vilas Paswan

On July 6, Justice Goel retired from the Supreme Court and was appointed NGT chairman that very day by the government.

Monsoon Session: Maya, Mulayam no friend of Dalits, says Ram Vilas Paswan

Union minister and NDA ally Apna Dal (S) leader Anupriya Patel called the no-confidence motion laughable. Patel said the Centre is sensitive on the rights of OBCs and Dalits.

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Consumer protection through law best way to build trust in grievance redressal, says Ram Vilas Paswan

Paswan congratulated the Kingdom of Morocco for volunteering for the first-ever peer review of its consumer law, preamble of which sets out fundamental rights of consumers and resonates with the consumer protection framework of India.

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Ram Vilas Paswan to attend UNCTAD meet on consumer issues in Geneva

Ram Vilas Paswan is the Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. The UN body is looking into the implementation of revised UN Guidelines across the different countries in the world, the statement said.

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Paswan calls himself ‘cementing force’, says Bihar NDA coalition intact

While responding to a question about reported rumbling in the grouping on the question of seat sharing for the 2019 general elections, Paswan said when alliance partners ‘share the same view’, an election strategy could be reached in ‘five minutes’.

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Paswan meets Shah; seeks ordinance on crimes against Dalits, special status for Bihar

Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday met BJP president Amit Shah, seeking an ordinance to restore the original provisions of a law on atrocities against Dalits and called for ensuring reservation in promotion for the community.

At least 15 Union Ministers will travel across 21 states to count the successes of the Narendra Modi-led government at 31 press conferences.

15 Union ministers to conduct 31 press conferences in 21 states

June 1 will see the most press conferences — nine such events with Dharmendra Pradhan and Rajyvardhan Rathore along with others.