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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.


Free ration in Delhi: Paswan takes on AAP govt

July 31, 2020 3:41 am

Paswan said, “The announcement by the Delhi government that it will give free ration till November is misleading.”

Restore arhtiyas' commission to 2.5% of MSP: Capt to Paswan

July 20, 2020 10:50 pm

In a letter to Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Amarinder said the flat rate commission provided for rabi marketing season (RMS) was contrary to the statutory norm of 2.5 per cent of MSP.

We are committed to PM Modi, he is our leader: Ram Vilas Paswan

July 10, 2020 1:16 am

“We are committed to the Prime Minister. He is our leader,” Paswan said, while praising Modi for ensuring free foodgrains for 81 crore beneficiaries of National Food Security Act under the Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Package.

Tomato prices rise to Rs 60-70/kg in most cities; Paswan says due to lean period

July 09, 2020 9:51 pm

Tomato was available at Rs 70 per kg in Gurgaon, Gangtok, Siliguri and Raipur, while at Rs 80 per kg in Gorakhpur, Kota and Dimapur.

Cos & e-commerce players need to display 'country of origin' on products: Paswan

July 09, 2020 8:29 pm

The provision of declaration of 'country of origin' has been in place since January 2018 for all manufacturers, importers, packers and e-commerce players.

Delhi confidential: Birthday Greetings

July 06, 2020 1:56 am

Top union ministers and several chief ministers on Sunday greeted LJP patriarch and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Twitter on his birthday. But, there were no wishes from Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Delhi confidential: Minister’s Order

June 29, 2020 2:31 am

Citing Ram Vilas Paswan's directions, the Department of Food and Public Distribution has issued an office memorandum, asking “all concerned” to comply with the minister’s directions with “immediate effect”.

Ram Vilas Paswan calls for boycott of Chinese products

June 19, 2020 2:05 am

“I have told the officers of my Ministry that no Chinese product will be bought for office use today onwards,” he said.

Delhi Confidential: Offer Of Support

May 25, 2020 1:50 am

LJP patriarch and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan urged Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to arrange training and scholarship for her.

Paswan on ration distribution: Don’t leave everything to Central Govt

May 09, 2020 2:57 am

“We are putting our maximum efforts. I want to reiterate that there is no dearth of foodgrain. If someone says there is a shortage, then I would say that state governments are responsible for the situation," said Ram Vilas Paswan.


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

March 30, 2019 12:14 pm

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

January 14, 2015 3:44 pm

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

Carl Lewis participates in a Mumbai run

May 19, 2014 9:11 pm

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