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Chirag Paswan reveals why late father Ram Vilas Paswan left UPA in 2014

Ram Vilas Paswan joined the UPA in 2004 and served as a minister in the coalition government headed by Manmohan Singh till 2009.

A file photo of Chirag Paswan with his late father Ram Vilas Paswan(PTI file)
Published on Jul 19, 2024 04:31 PM IST

Chirag Paswan on possible LS contest with Pashupati Paras: ‘Uncle to decide’

"He (Pashupati Kumar Paras) has to decide if he wants to become obstruction to achieve the target of winning over 400 seats for the NDA," Chirag Paswan said.

Pashupati Paras (left) and Chirag Paswan (right) (File Photos)
Updated on Mar 20, 2024 06:45 PM IST

Can Chirag be BJP’s trump card in Bihar?

The younger Paswan, who could extract a union cabinet berth, is in the middle of a family feud with his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras who is already a minister.

Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) National President Chirag Paswan during a meeting with Union minister Nityanand Rai, in Patna (Lok Janshakti Party Twitter)(Lok Janshakti Party Twitter)
Published on Jul 12, 2023 03:36 PM IST

Govt to evict Chirag from bungalow allotted to late father, Ram Vilas Paswan

The 12 Janpath bungalow is earmarked for Union ministers and the occupants of the government accommodation have been asked to vacate it, officials said.

Lok Sabha MP and former LJP (Ram Vilas) chief Chirag Paswan (PTI)
Updated on Mar 30, 2022 04:32 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

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

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LJP leader Chirag Paswan.(File Photo)
Updated on Sep 12, 2021 01:02 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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)
Updated on Sep 12, 2021 06:45 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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.
Published on Sep 07, 2021 04:02 PM IST
By, 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)
Published on Jul 08, 2021 08:48 PM IST
By | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, 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)
Published on Jul 05, 2021 11:51 AM IST
By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PM Modi remembers 'friend' Ram Vilas Paswan on his birth anniversary

Ram Vilas Paswan passed away in October last year. He was one of the tallest Dalit leaders and held the record of winning his constituency, Hajipur, with the highest margin for several years.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Ram Vilas Paswan during an election campaign rally in Patna. (PTI File Photo)
Published on Jul 05, 2021 09:09 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, 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)
Updated on Jun 18, 2021 04:20 AM IST
By, Patna

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

Prominent Shia preacher and scholar Shri Kalbe Sadiq was the third person to have received the award posthumously this year.

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi passed away on Monday.(Photo: INCIndia/ Twitter)
Updated on Jan 25, 2021 10:55 PM IST
Written by Prashasti Singh

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

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.

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)
Published on Nov 30, 2020 12:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

LJP did well, will fight 2025 elections: Chirag Paswan

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.

LJP Chief Chirag Paswan addresses a press conference, at party office in Patna.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 12, 2020 04:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Haryana assembly: House pays homage to departed leaders, soldiers

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Updated on Nov 06, 2020 12:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

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

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.

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)
Updated on Nov 02, 2020 01:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar

The youth factor in Bihar assembly elections 2020

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.

RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav addresses to crowd during an election rally ahead of Bihar Assembly elections, at Kanti in Muzaffarpur.(ANI)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 11:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni

Bihar campaign reaches fever pitch as first phase draws near

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.

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Chirag Paswan addresses a rally ahead of Bihar assembly polls, in Buxar district.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 06:49 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Jitan Ram Manjhi faces 3-way fight for Imamganj

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.

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.
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 08:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

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

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.

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)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 06:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By, Patna

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

Ram Vilas Paswan had started his political innings by winning from Alauli constituency on Samyukta Socialist Party (SSY) in 1969.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar addresses a gathering during an election rally ahead of Bihar assembly polls, in Khagaria district.(PTI)
Published on Oct 24, 2020 06:19 PM IST
Bihar | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai

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

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)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at the crowd during an election rally, ahead of Bihar Assembly polls, in Gaya, on Oct 23, 2020.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 07:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

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

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.

Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 20, 2020 08:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

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

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.

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav interacts with media outside his residence, in Patna, Bihar.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 19, 2020 03:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

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

Ram Darshan Prasad is the first transgender to have been given a ticket by any registered political party for the assembly elections in Bihar.

Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan is fighting these elections using the slogan- Bihar first, Bihari first.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2020 04:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | ByRuchir Kumar | Posted by Abhinav Sahay

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

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’.

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)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 09:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

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

This piece of history is essential to understand the late Paswan’s feeble personal chemistry with Kumar

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)
Updated on Oct 15, 2020 06:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByVinod Sharma

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

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.

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)
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 09:39 PM IST
Patna | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

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

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

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)
Published on Oct 10, 2020 09:32 PM IST
Patna | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

What Paswan’s exit means for politics

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

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)
Published on Oct 10, 2020 06:18 PM IST
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