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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Giriraj Singh targets BJP, NDA leaders over Iftar party: 'Why not on Navratri?'

Commenting on the pictures of the NDA leaders at the Iftar party, Singh asked: "why do we lag behind in following our own religion?"

Ram Vilas Paswan takes charge, says ready with 100-day plan

Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Danve Dadarao Raosaheb also assumed charge along with Paswan.


Delhi Confidential: Matter Of Time

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan has completed all document work related to filing of nomination from Assam

Ram Vilas Paswan will represent party in govt: LJP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and members of the Union council of ministers will take oath of office on Thursday.

LJP passes resolution naming Ram Vilas Paswan as party representative in Modi govt

LJP leader Chirag Paswan told reporters that the party's parliamentary board unanimously passed a resolution to this effect at a meeting attended by all its six MPs and other senior office bearers.

‘Now up to minorities to take PM’s words, his broad vision of development,' says MP from Khagaria

PM Modi’s remarks about the need now to win “sabka vishwas (everyone’s trust)” — during the NDA Parliamentary party meet on Saturday — will ally apprehensions of the Muslims about the BJP, says Choudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser.


Congress was eyeing PM's post, couldn't even get Leader of Opposition: Ram Vilas Paswan

As per the criteria, a party must get 10 per cent of the total seats of the lower house to occupy the LOP. Elections were held for 542 Lok Sabha seats which mean 55 seats are required for a party to get the chair of LOP.

Ram Vilas Paswan: ‘Induction of regional parties into Central govt welcome... it changes their outlook’

The biggest thing in this election was that even a poor person in a village thought about the nation, national unity and integrity, says Ram Vilas Paswan.

Alwar gangrape: Demand CBI probe and stringent action, says Ram Vilas Paswan

Paswan added that Mayawati should stop ‘dual politics’ of supporting Congress in the state and also threatening the state government on the Alwar incident at the same time.

Paswan's LJP hopes to strengthen support base in Tripura as former JD (U) leader joins party

A slew of leaders joined the party recently, with former party state convenor Md. Kamal Khan being the latest leader to join the Paswan-led party. The party presently doesn’t have any elected public representative at any level in Tripura.

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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.