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Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi passed away on Monday.(Photo: INCIndia/ Twitter)

Republic Day 2021: Tarun Gogoi, Ram Vilas Paswan among 10 Padma Bhushan awardees

Written by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:55 PM IST
Prominent Shia preacher and scholar Shri Kalbe Sadiq was the third person to have received the award posthumously this year.
Filing of nomination papers will come to a close on December 3. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is December 7 and voting is scheduled on December 14.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Filing of nomination papers will come to a close on December 3. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is December 7 and voting is scheduled on December 14.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Grand Alliance likely to contest Rajya Sabha by-election in Bihar: Report

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 12:13 AM IST
The BJP-led NDA, of which the late leader’s Lok Janshakti Party has been a constituent, has fielded former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who will file his nomination papers on December 2.
LJP Chief Chirag Paswan addresses a press conference, at party office in Patna.(PTI)
LJP Chief Chirag Paswan addresses a press conference, at party office in Patna.(PTI)

LJP did well, will fight 2025 elections: Chirag Paswan

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 04:16 AM IST
The LJP could win only one of the 137 seats it had contested, though its presence with 25 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rebel leaders did manage to cut JD (U) size and bring its number much below the BJP figures for the first time since 2005.
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Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) national president Chirag Paswan addressing a press conference ahead of the second phase of the Bihar Assembly election, at party office in Patna, Bihar on Sunday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) national president Chirag Paswan addressing a press conference ahead of the second phase of the Bihar Assembly election, at party office in Patna, Bihar on Sunday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

HAM demands probe into Ram Vilas Paswan’s death, politics says Chirag Paswan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 01:49 PM IST
Responding to the allegations, Chirag Paswan said everyone was playing politics over a person who is dead now and added that those talking such things about a son should be ashamed of themselves.
RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav addresses to crowd during an election rally ahead of Bihar Assembly elections, at Kanti in Muzaffarpur.(ANI)
RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav addresses to crowd during an election rally ahead of Bihar Assembly elections, at Kanti in Muzaffarpur.(ANI)

The youth factor in Bihar assembly elections 2020

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 11:11 PM IST
Tejashwi Yadav, the 30-year-old son of the Rashtriya Janata Dal’s (RJD’s) Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is in jail in connection with the fodder scam, is the chief ministerial face of the Opposition’s Mahagathbandhan in Bihar. After the demise of the Lok Janshakti Party’s (LJP’s) Ram Vilas Paswan, his 37-year-old son, Chirag Paswan, has decided to go it alone in this election.
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Chirag Paswan addresses a rally ahead of Bihar assembly polls, in Buxar district.(PTI)
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Chirag Paswan addresses a rally ahead of Bihar assembly polls, in Buxar district.(PTI)

Bihar campaign reaches fever pitch as first phase draws near

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 06:49 AM IST
Another rival of his is Chirag Paswan, son of the late Ram Vilas Paswan, founder of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) , who has pulled the party out of the National Democratic Alliance in Bihar citing ideological differences with the Bihar chief minister.
Jitan Ram Manjhi, whose caste of marginalised Musahars number around 55,000 of the 295,605-strong electorate, is hoping to unite the Dalit vote and hive off some support from other communities due to his stature.
Jitan Ram Manjhi, whose caste of marginalised Musahars number around 55,000 of the 295,605-strong electorate, is hoping to unite the Dalit vote and hive off some support from other communities due to his stature.

Jitan Ram Manjhi faces 3-way fight for Imamganj

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 08:27 AM IST
At stake, experts claim, is not only his place in the legislative assembly -- of which he has been a member for four decades -- but also his stature in the National Democratic Alliance where he is the senior-most Dalit face after the death of former Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen party, which is contesting elections in alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party, also addressed a rally in favour of RLSP candidate Birendra Kumar Singh from Bhabua.(PTI)
Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen party, which is contesting elections in alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party, also addressed a rally in favour of RLSP candidate Birendra Kumar Singh from Bhabua.(PTI)

Ahead of first phase of Bihar polls, barbs fly thick and fast

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 06:19 AM IST
Ram Vilas Paswan, a Dalit icon who died on October 8 at 74, had started his political innings in 1969 from Alauli. The reserved seat includes Paswan’s birth place, Saharbbani village, in the Khagaria district.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar addresses a gathering during an election rally ahead of Bihar assembly polls, in Khagaria district.(PTI)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar addresses a gathering during an election rally ahead of Bihar assembly polls, in Khagaria district.(PTI)

On Ram Vilas Paswan’s political soil, Nitish refrains from speaking anything against Chirag

Bihar | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 06:19 PM IST
Ram Vilas Paswan had started his political innings by winning from Alauli constituency on Samyukta Socialist Party (SSY) in 1969.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at the crowd during an election rally, ahead of Bihar Assembly polls, in Gaya, on Oct 23, 2020.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at the crowd during an election rally, ahead of Bihar Assembly polls, in Gaya, on Oct 23, 2020.(PTI)

PM Modi’s Bihar poll speech left Chirag Paswan ‘emotional’. Here’s why

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 07:05 PM IST
The PM’s address was eagerly awaited as it was expected to clear the confusion due to the posturing of the LJP in the run-up to the polls - being soft towards the BJP and attacking the JD(U)
Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan.(Hindustan Times)
Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan.(Hindustan Times)

‘Nitish Kumar was unfair’: RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav supports Chirag Paswan

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 08:16 AM IST
Without going into the specifics of how exactly Nitish Kumar had been unfair to Chirag Paswan, the RJD’s chief ministerial face noted that Paswan had recently lost his father and LJP founder Ram Vilas Paswan.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav interacts with media outside his residence, in Patna, Bihar.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav interacts with media outside his residence, in Patna, Bihar.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Tejashwi Yadav makes a U-turn, shows ‘sympathy’ for Chirag Paswan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 03:33 PM IST
On Sunday, Tejashwi Yadav had a warning for the supporters of his party. “You all should be cautious of the B team of the BJP. They are vote katwas (vote splitters),” he had said indirectly referring to the LJP.
Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan is fighting these elections using the slogan- Bihar first, Bihari first.(ANI Photo)
Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan is fighting these elections using the slogan- Bihar first, Bihari first.(ANI Photo)

‘Innocent and affable’: LJP says fielding transgender a step towards Naya Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar | Posted by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 04:21 PM IST
Ram Darshan Prasad is the first transgender to have been given a ticket by any registered political party for the assembly elections in Bihar.
Chirag Paswan son of Union minister late Ram Vilas Paswan speaks to media as he performs rituals for his father, in Patna on Friday.(ANI)
Chirag Paswan son of Union minister late Ram Vilas Paswan speaks to media as he performs rituals for his father, in Patna on Friday.(ANI)

‘I’m Modi’s Hanuman, will tear open my chest and show if needed’: Chirag Paswan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 09:25 PM IST
LJP chief Chirag Paswan has said that he does not need PM Modi’s face for campaigning as ‘his prime minister resides in his heart’.
Paswan was also less deferential to Nitish Kumar because of the latter’s relatively smaller Kurmi social base, than he was to Lalu Prasad, whose Muslim-Yadav constituency was formidable(PTI Photo)
Paswan was also less deferential to Nitish Kumar because of the latter’s relatively smaller Kurmi social base, than he was to Lalu Prasad, whose Muslim-Yadav constituency was formidable(PTI Photo)

Decoding the roots of the JD(U)-LJP battle in Bihar’s political theatre | Analysis

Hindustan Times | By Vinod Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 06:37 AM IST
This piece of history is essential to understand the late Paswan’s feeble personal chemistry with Kumar
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan, son of Ram Vilas Paswan, carrying the coffin of his father during a funeral procession from the family’s residence in Patna on Saturday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan, son of Ram Vilas Paswan, carrying the coffin of his father during a funeral procession from the family’s residence in Patna on Saturday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Chirag Paswan collapses after lighting father Ram Vilas Paswan’s pyre

Patna | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 09:39 PM IST
Chirag wailed inconsolably on Saturday morning when BJP MP and former minister Ram Kripal Yadav, who has known Chirag since he was a child, visited their Patna house.
HAM-S chief Jitan Ram Manjhi pays tribute to the mortal remains of Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan, who passed away on Thursday evening.(PTI Photo)
HAM-S chief Jitan Ram Manjhi pays tribute to the mortal remains of Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan, who passed away on Thursday evening.(PTI Photo)

Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi seeks Bharat Ratna for Ram Vilas Paswan

Patna | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2020 09:32 PM IST
Jitan Ram Manjhi, himself a Dalit leader who suspended his all poll-related engagements in Gaya to pay tribute to Ram Vilas Paswan in Patna, told reporters that he was demanding Bharat Ratna for Paswan so that future generations could be told about him
Paswan mattered due to two reasons. He symbolically represented the addition of the senior most Dalit mainstream political figure to any political coalition, and second, more substantially, Paswan had a loyal, albeit limited, base in his home state of Bihar(Hindustan Times)
Paswan mattered due to two reasons. He symbolically represented the addition of the senior most Dalit mainstream political figure to any political coalition, and second, more substantially, Paswan had a loyal, albeit limited, base in his home state of Bihar(Hindustan Times)

What Paswan’s exit means for politics

Hindustan Times | By Chanakya
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2020 06:18 PM IST
The LJP leader’s departure is a reflection of how the old is broken and the new is yet to take root, both in Bihar and within Dalit politics
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2020 05:25 PM IST
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Ram Vilas Paswan became an iconic leader in Indian politics as he won from Hajipur Lok Sabha constituency eight times between 1977 and 2014.(ANI/Twitter)
Ram Vilas Paswan became an iconic leader in Indian politics as he won from Hajipur Lok Sabha constituency eight times between 1977 and 2014.(ANI/Twitter)

Last rites of Ram Vilas Paswan performed in Patna

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2020 04:09 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president JP Nadda, and several other leaders paid their tributes to the late leader at his residence in the national capital.
LJP leader, Ram Vilas Paswan signs the papers after taking oath as a cabinet minister during the swearing-in ceremony of the NDA government, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. Union Minister and founder of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan passed away on October 8, 2020 following illness. He was 74.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
LJP leader, Ram Vilas Paswan signs the papers after taking oath as a cabinet minister during the swearing-in ceremony of the NDA government, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. Union Minister and founder of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan passed away on October 8, 2020 following illness. He was 74.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

NDA’s Cabinet has no non-BJP minister now

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 05:05 AM IST
This is the first time since 1977 that a coalition government at the Centre has all Cabinet ministers from one party.
Security personnel stop Anil Kumar Sadhu, son-in-law of late union minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan, and his wife from entering Jai Prakash Narayan airport to receive the mortal remains of the late minister, in Patna on Friday.(PTI Photo)
Security personnel stop Anil Kumar Sadhu, son-in-law of late union minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan, and his wife from entering Jai Prakash Narayan airport to receive the mortal remains of the late minister, in Patna on Friday.(PTI Photo)

Ram Vilas Paswan’s daughter, son-in-law protest denial of entry inside Patna airport to receive his body

Patna | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2020 09:39 PM IST
“Why politics is being played on such a sad occasion? Why his daughter and family members are not allowed entry inside the airport?” Ram Vilas Paswan’s son-in-law told reporters.
As the wave of obituaries and condolence messages from across the political spectrum indicates, he spoke for the marginalised — and within his limited power, often pushed for changes in laws and policies and sought to deliver benefits to his social group(Pradeep Singh/ HT Archive)
As the wave of obituaries and condolence messages from across the political spectrum indicates, he spoke for the marginalised — and within his limited power, often pushed for changes in laws and policies and sought to deliver benefits to his social group(Pradeep Singh/ HT Archive)

Farewell, Ram Vilas Paswan

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 06:10 AM IST
The dichotomy between the politics of power and justice defined his political life
Union minister Piyush Goyal(Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)
Union minister Piyush Goyal(Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)

Union Minister Goyal gets additional charge of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution following Paswan’s death

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 01:42 PM IST
Union Minister Piyush Goyal gets additional charge of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution following Ram Vilas Paswan’s death.
Ram Vilas Paswan gave voice to the most marginalised sections of our society, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said in his letter.(HT Photo)
Ram Vilas Paswan gave voice to the most marginalised sections of our society, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said in his letter.(HT Photo)

‘Deeply saddened’: Rahul Gandhi writes letter of condolence to Chirag Paswan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 01:03 PM IST
Ram Vilas Paswan died at the age of 74 in a hospital in New Delhi a few days after undergoing a heart surgery.
As a mark of respect to Cabinet Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, flags were flown at half-mast on Friday in Delhi and Capitals of all States and UTs.(ANI Photo)
As a mark of respect to Cabinet Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, flags were flown at half-mast on Friday in Delhi and Capitals of all States and UTs.(ANI Photo)

Ram Vilas Paswan passes away: National flag flies at half mast in capital cities

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 11:03 AM IST
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued a notification in this regard on Thursday, after the minister died at a hospital in New Delhi, saying that the flag would be flown at half mast on the day and at the place where his funeral takes place.
The then minister for railways, Ram Vilas Paswan, hangs outside a coach at the inauguration of the Railway Pavilion at Pragati Maidan on June 4, 1997.(HT Archive)
The then minister for railways, Ram Vilas Paswan, hangs outside a coach at the inauguration of the Railway Pavilion at Pragati Maidan on June 4, 1997.(HT Archive)

Ram Vilas Paswan: Socialist icon, consummate politician

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prashant Jha
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 06:41 AM IST
In 1969, a tall and lanky Dalit political activist, in his early 20s, entered the Bihar legislative assembly as a legislator of the Samyukta Socialist Party.
In this file photo from 08 July 1992, Ram Vilas Paswan is seen at a Janata Dal Rally at Boat Club in New Delhi, India.(Photo by HC Tiwari/HT Archive)
In this file photo from 08 July 1992, Ram Vilas Paswan is seen at a Janata Dal Rally at Boat Club in New Delhi, India.(Photo by HC Tiwari/HT Archive)

Ram Vilas Paswan: A man who bridged political divisions

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 05:46 AM IST
A nine-time member of Lok Sabha, Ram Vilas Paswan remained a prominent leader in national politics for over four decades.
Union Minister and founder of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan passed away on October 8, 2020 following illness. He was 74.(Arvind Yadav/HT photo)
Union Minister and founder of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan passed away on October 8, 2020 following illness. He was 74.(Arvind Yadav/HT photo)

Socialist icon, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan dies aged 74

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 01:15 AM IST
Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, a socialist and anti-Emergency crusader who broke through Bihar’s deeply caste-stratified society to establish himself at the highest level of Indian politics in a career spanning five decades, died of heart failure in New Delhi on Thursday. He was 74.
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