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Chirag Paswan wins Bihar's Hajipur Lok Sabha constituency

Jun 05, 2024 09:43 AM IST

Chirag Paswan, leader of Lok Janshakti Ram Vilas and son of former Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, won against RJD's Shiv Chandra Ram in Bihar's Hajipur.

Two-time MP and president of Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas), Chirag Paswan, won against RJD's Shiv Chandra Ram by a margin of 1,70,105 votes in Bihar’s Hajipur constituency, the Election Commission of India (ECI) website reported.

Ram Vilas Paswan’s brother Pasupati Paras is the Hajipur MP, but the seat has now been given to LJP (RV) chief Chirag Paswan. (HT Photo)
Ram Vilas Paswan’s brother Pasupati Paras is the Hajipur MP, but the seat has now been given to LJP (RV) chief Chirag Paswan. (HT Photo)

Paswan’s closest rival, Shiv Chandra Ram of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), is contesting the seat for the second consecutive time and had secured 4,45,613 votes.

Also read: Lok Sabha Election Results 2024 LIVE

 

In 2019, Chirag Paswan’s uncle and former Union minister Pashupati Kumar Paras won the seat, defeating Shiv Chandra Ram by a margin of 20.41%. Paras secured 53.76% of the vote share, while his opponent received 33.36%.

Chirag, aged 41, made his electoral debut in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, winning from the Jamui constituency. He retained his seat in the 2019 elections, defeating his nearest rival Bhudeo Choudhary of the RJD.

 

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His party was part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and won all six seats it contested. However, in 2020, he walked out of the alliance after the BJP’s central leadership prioritised Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over seat sharing in the assembly elections.

Also read: Election Results 2024 LIVE News

In the run-up to the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, Chirag Paswan re-formed an alliance with the BJP and fielded candidates in five constituencies including Hajipur, Vaishali, Jamui, Samastipur, and Khagaria under a seat-sharing pact.

The Hajipur constituency holds significance for Chirag Paswan, as his father Ram Vilas Paswan was elected from here eight times as a Lok Sabha member. Ram Vilas Paswan contested polls on tickets from various parties, including Janata Dal, Janata Party (Secular), Bharatiya Lok Dal, Janata Dal (United), and Lok Janshakti Party.

A college dropout from a computer engineering degree, Chirag Paswan also starred opposite Kangana Ranaut in the Bollywood movie Miley Naa Miley Hum in 2011.

The Lok Sabha polls for 543 seats were held in seven phases starting from April 19, with the last phase on June 1. The Bharatiya Janata Party is seeking a rare third term at the Centre with Narendra Modi as Prime Minister.

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