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LJP factions get new names, symbols; Chirag group happy with ‘Paswan’ tag

The ECI, following a request from Jamaui MP Chirag Paswan, has given his faction the name of Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) and the election symbol “helicopter”.
Union minister and LJP national president Pashupati Kumar Paras shows the new party name and symbol alloted by the Election Commission, in Patna on Tuesday. (PTI)
Union minister and LJP national president Pashupati Kumar Paras shows the new party name and symbol alloted by the Election Commission, in Patna on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 06, 2021 04:30 AM IST
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ByVijay Swaroop, Hindustan Times, Patna

ECI freezes LJP’s party symbol as Paswan-Paras feud continues

  • The Election Commission in a statement said that the decision was taken as bypolls will be held in Bihar’s Kusheshwar Asthan and Tarapur.
Chirag Paswan has already shown his willingness to take up a legal battle to regain control of the party.(ANI)
Chirag Paswan has already shown his willingness to take up a legal battle to regain control of the party.(ANI)
Published on Oct 02, 2021 03:48 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Ahead of Bihar bypolls, LJP factions tussle over party symbol

Both the Paswan and Paras factions will be fielding candidates in the yet to be announced bypolls, and both have claimed the right to use the party’s name and symbol.
LJP Chirag Paswan (ANI)
LJP Chirag Paswan (ANI)
Updated on Sep 27, 2021 04:51 AM IST
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BySmriti Kak Ramachandran, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

News updates from HT: Chirag Paswan shares PM Modi's message

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LJP leader Chirag Paswan.(File Photo)
LJP leader Chirag Paswan.(File Photo)
Updated on Sep 12, 2021 01:02 PM IST
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Ram Vilas Paswan death anniversary: Top leaders, ex-contenders among invitees

Bihar: Although the LJP is fraught with issues concerning party leadership, its current chief and Ram Vilas' brother Pashupati Kumar Paras has said that he will attend the death anniversary event.
Lok Janshakti Party chief Pashupati Kumar Paras paid his tributes to the party's founder, Ram Vilas Paswan, on the latter's birth anniversary earlier this year in Patna. (File Photo / PTI)
Lok Janshakti Party chief Pashupati Kumar Paras paid his tributes to the party's founder, Ram Vilas Paswan, on the latter's birth anniversary earlier this year in Patna. (File Photo / PTI)
Updated on Sep 12, 2021 06:45 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Chirag meets Tejashwi in Patna, expresses desire to speak to Nitish too    

Chirag Paswan invited Tejashwi Yadav for an event on September 12 to mark the first death anniversary of his father and former Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav with LJP president Chirag Paswan. (Image credit: Twitter @yadavtejashwi)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav with LJP president Chirag Paswan. (Image credit: Twitter @yadavtejashwi)
Published on Sep 08, 2021 01:00 PM IST
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LJP says no politics as Chirag puts dad's bust at house allotted to Rly minister

The bungalow, 12, Janpath, where the late Union minister had lived for decades has now been allocated to Cabinet minister Ashwini Vaishnaw following the former's demise.
A bust of late LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan has been installed at 12, Janpath, in the national capital.
A bust of late LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan has been installed at 12, Janpath, in the national capital.
Published on Sep 07, 2021 04:02 PM IST
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Chirag Paswan real leader of LJP, should work with Tejashwi Yadav: Lalu Prasad

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad also said the caste census should be conducted at all costs
RJD chief Lalu Prasad said he wanted Chirag Paswan to work with his son Tejashwi Yadav
RJD chief Lalu Prasad said he wanted Chirag Paswan to work with his son Tejashwi Yadav
Updated on Aug 03, 2021 10:00 PM IST
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ByAnirban Guha Roy, Patna, Hindustan Times

Want them to be together: Lalu triggers buzz on Tejashwi-Chirag ties in Bihar

Lalu Prasad left the political pundits guessing after calling on LJD leader Sharad Yadav a day after meeting veteran SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav in Delhi.
Chirag Paswan of LJP may allign with RJD's Tejashwi Yadav after he finds himself cornered by rebel party members.(HT file photo)
Chirag Paswan of LJP may allign with RJD's Tejashwi Yadav after he finds himself cornered by rebel party members.(HT file photo)
Published on Aug 03, 2021 04:34 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Chirag Paswan dials Lalu Prasad, revives family links

Lok Janshakti Party leader and Jamui MP Chirag Paswan on Monday spoke to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad and Tejashwi Yadav, his son and leader of opposition in Bihar.
Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan, who spoke to Lalu Prasad on phone, will return to Bihar later this week to resume his Aashirwad Yatra.
Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan, who spoke to Lalu Prasad on phone, will return to Bihar later this week to resume his Aashirwad Yatra.
Updated on Jul 13, 2021 12:06 AM IST
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ByVijay Swaroop, Patna, Hindustan Times

Chirag Paswan meets RJD's Shyam Rajak, speaks to Lalu Yadav

Chirag Paswan is fighting his uncle for the control of Lok Janshakti Party, founded by his father Ram Vilas Paswan. The meeting with RJD leader fuelled speculation about a new political equation in Bihar.
RJD leader Shyam Rajak with Chirag Paswan after the meeting on Saturday,(Twitter/@ShyamRajakBihar)
RJD leader Shyam Rajak with Chirag Paswan after the meeting on Saturday,(Twitter/@ShyamRajakBihar)
Published on Jul 12, 2021 06:49 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

HC rejects Chirag's plea against LS Speaker’s decision on uncle Paras

Justice Rekha Palli said there was no merit in the petition as the Speaker has the right to regulate the internal disputes of the House. The judge added that the court cannot be asked to solve the internal party disputes.
Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan addresses during the National Executive meeting, in New Delhi.
Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan addresses during the National Executive meeting, in New Delhi.
Published on Jul 10, 2021 01:12 AM IST
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HC junks Chirag Paswan’s plea against Pashupati Paras’ appointment as LJP leader

  • Justice Rekha Palli said the court was inclined to impose a cost on Chirag Paswan but refrained from doing so after a counsel made a request to the bench.
Chirag, son of late Union minister and founder of the LJP Ram Vilas Paswan, on several occasions, has expressed his disappointment over the event, accusing his uncle Paras of betrayal.(PTI)
Chirag, son of late Union minister and founder of the LJP Ram Vilas Paswan, on several occasions, has expressed his disappointment over the event, accusing his uncle Paras of betrayal.(PTI)
Published on Jul 09, 2021 07:18 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

I am the real political successor, Chirag can claim Paswan's assets: Paras

  • A factional fight had broken out between Chirag Paswan and Pashupati Paras, with both claiming rights to lead the party
LJP leader Pashupati Paras, who is the brother of the late Ram Vilas Paswan, told reporters that he idealises his late brother(ANI Photo)
LJP leader Pashupati Paras, who is the brother of the late Ram Vilas Paswan, told reporters that he idealises his late brother(ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 08, 2021 08:48 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Nitish Kumar sacrificed his party leaders to make Pashupati a minister: Paswan

Paras, the younger brother of Chirag Paswan's late father Ram Vilas Paswan, is a member of Lok Sabha from Hajipur and now a Union minister.
Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan said he will approach court if his uncle Pashupati Paras was given a berth in the Union cabinet on LJP quota.
Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan said he will approach court if his uncle Pashupati Paras was given a berth in the Union cabinet on LJP quota.
Updated on Jul 08, 2021 01:11 PM IST
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Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Chirag Paswan says will move court if Paras is given Cabinet berth on LJP quota

Chirag, who is locked in a power tussle with the Paras-led faction, ever since the party split on June 17, said his party continued to be with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the Centre.
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan addresses a press conference at his residence, in Patna on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan addresses a press conference at his residence, in Patna on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2021 02:55 AM IST
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ByArun Kumar, Patna

News updates from HT: Anil Deshmukh claims probe against him is not transparent

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh sent a letter to Enforcement Directorate (ED) claiming that the ongoing investigation against him is not transparent(HT_PRINT)
Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh sent a letter to Enforcement Directorate (ED) claiming that the ongoing investigation against him is not transparent(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 05, 2021 12:49 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'Betrayed by own people', says Chirag Paswan as he launches Ashirvad Yatra

Chirag Paswan launched the Ashirvad Yatra on the birth anniversary of his father. Ram Vilas Paswan, the founder of Lok Janshakti Party, died in October last year.
Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan addresses the media during party's national executive meeting.(ANI File Photo)
Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan addresses the media during party's national executive meeting.(ANI File Photo)
Published on Jul 05, 2021 11:51 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

LJP's Chirag Paswan to begin 'Ashirvaad Yatra' in Bihar amid tussle with uncle

The roadshow is being seen as the beginning of a new politics by Chirag, who is often accused of operating from Delhi and not spending much time in his home state.
Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan addresses during the National Executive meeting, in New Delhi.
Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan addresses during the National Executive meeting, in New Delhi.
Updated on Jul 05, 2021 06:37 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Tejashwi reaches out to Chirag again, tells him to join Bihar opposition

  • Tejashwi’s decision to also celebrate the late Union minister’s birth anniversary comes amid Chirag Paswan’s decision to begin Ashirwad Yatra to celebrate the birth anniversary of his late father.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav asked Chirag Paswan to join the alliance against Nitish Kumar, (Santosh Kumar /Hindustan Times)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav asked Chirag Paswan to join the alliance against Nitish Kumar, (Santosh Kumar /Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 27, 2021 05:52 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘BJP’s silence hurts me; have faith in PM’: Chirag Paswan

"And their (BJP’s) silence hurts me. I still have faith in my Prime Minister. I did expect that he will intervene and mediate and try to solve the problem," LJP leader Chirag Paswan said.
Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan.(HT Photo )
Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan.(HT Photo )
Updated on Jun 23, 2021 03:07 PM IST
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'BJP's silence definitely hurts', says Chirag Paswan amid LJP feud

Chirag Paswan was removed recently as the party chief by a faction of the LJP headed by his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras.
Chirag Paswan, the son of party founder Ram Vilas Paswan, said it was not
Chirag Paswan, the son of party founder Ram Vilas Paswan, said it was not "appropriate" for the BJP to keep quiet. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jun 22, 2021 05:46 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Chirag Paswan plans a roadshow as LJP power tussle continues

  • On Sunday, Chirag Paswan held a meet of the party’s national executive in New Delhi and resolved to take out the “ashirvad yatra” in Hajipur on July 5 to mark the birth anniversary of his father, who died in October last year
LJP MP Chirag Paswan with party leaders during a national executive committee meet in New Delhi on Sunday. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)(PTI)
LJP MP Chirag Paswan with party leaders during a national executive committee meet in New Delhi on Sunday. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)(PTI)
Updated on Jun 21, 2021 02:25 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

LJP row: Chirag Paswan holds meeting, Paras faction disbands party units

LJP row: Chirag Paswan holds meeting in Delhi
LJP row: Chirag Paswan holds meeting in Delhi
Published on Jun 20, 2021 01:39 PM IST
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Battle for control over LJP: Chirag Paswan holds crucial meeting in Delhi

The Lok Janshakti Party witnessed a split last Sunday when five of the party's six MPs chose Chirag Paswan's uncle Pashupati Paras as their leader.
Chirag Paswan at Lok Janshakti Party's national executive meeting in Delhi on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Chirag Paswan at Lok Janshakti Party's national executive meeting in Delhi on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jun 20, 2021 12:39 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

LJP feud: Chirag Paswan calls party's national executive meet on Sunday

The move is being seen as a show of strength in support of Chirag Paswan, the son of LJP founder Ram Vilas Paswan, after all five other MPs of the party joined Pashupati Paras to divest him of key positions.
Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan with others after a meeting at the Election Commission in New Delhi on Friday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan with others after a meeting at the Election Commission in New Delhi on Friday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 20, 2021 06:42 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi

Chirag Paswan calls on Lok Sabha Speaker, Paras disbands all LJP units

  • Chirag Paswan met Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to present his case against the decision to accept the claim of the other faction declaring Paras as the leader of the party in the Lok Sabha.
Chirag Paswan told the EC that the rebels had no locus standi to make the decisions that they had. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma)(PTI)
Chirag Paswan told the EC that the rebels had no locus standi to make the decisions that they had. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma)(PTI)
Updated on Jun 20, 2021 12:13 AM IST
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ByVijay Swaroop, Patna

LJP warring factions move Election Commission staking claim over party

  • The crisis broke out late Sunday night when Pashupati Kumar Paras and four other MPs rebelled against Chirag Paswan and replaced him as parliamentary party chief with Paras
On Friday, Chirag Paswan claimed that the majority of the executive members are with him, and that the rebels violated LJP constitution (Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)(HT_PRINT)
On Friday, Chirag Paswan claimed that the majority of the executive members are with him, and that the rebels violated LJP constitution (Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jun 19, 2021 02:39 AM IST
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ByVijay Swaroop, Patna

Pashupati Paras responds to Chirag Paswan's claims of 'illegal' party election

On Thursday, LJP elected Paras unopposed as the new party chief in an election. Chirag Paswan, son of Ram Vilas Paswan, founder of LJP and veteran politician, claimed the election was done by suspended members of the party.
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan with others after a meeting at the Election Commission in New Delhi.
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan with others after a meeting at the Election Commission in New Delhi.
Published on Jun 18, 2021 10:54 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Paras faction names him LJP chief, Chirag Paswan moves EC over party’s symbol

  • The Paras faction of the party “removed” Chirag Paswan from the president’s post on Tuesday, and appointed a loyalist, Suraj Bhan Singh as working president.
Chirag Paswan also declared that he has convened a meeting of the party’s national executive committee on Sunday, rejecting his uncle’s election as the party president. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)(HT_PRINT)
Chirag Paswan also declared that he has convened a meeting of the party’s national executive committee on Sunday, rejecting his uncle’s election as the party president. (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jun 18, 2021 04:20 AM IST
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