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Ram Vilas Paswan was an Indian politician from Bihar and the Cabinet Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in the first and second Modi ministries. Paswan was also the president of the Lok Janshakti Party, nine-time Lok Sabha member and Rajya Sabha MP. He started his political career as member of Samyukta Socialist Party and was elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly in 1969. Later, Paswan joined Lok Dal upon its formation in 1974, and became its general secretary. He opposed the emergency, and was arrested during this period. He first entered the Lok Sabha in 1977, as a Janata Party member from Hajipur constituency, and was elected again in 1980, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2014.
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Never expected Nitish Kumar to stoop so low: Chirag Paswan on his viral videoIn poll-bound Bihar, footage from a video showing Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan prepping for a speech in front of a photograph of his late father Ram Vilas Paswan has gone viral on..
Nitish refrains from speaking anything against Chirag or LJPBihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday addressed a poll rally in LJP founder Ram Vilas Paswan's native Alauli assembly seat but refrained from speaking anything either against the party or its..
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Ram Vilas Paswan, a man for all seasons in Indian politics, cremated in PatnaThe mortal remains of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, a man for all seasons and one of the tallest leaders spawned by the Dalit community, were consigned to flames in Patna on Saturday with full state..
Nitish Kumar humiliated my father: Chirag Paswan in open letter to JP NaddaA letter written by Chirag Paswan to JP Nadda has reached the public domain, in which he alleged that his father, Ram Vilas Paswan, was insulted by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over a Rajya Sabha..
Delhi, his second home, bids farewell to PaswanLife came to complete halt around 5 pm at 12 Janpath on Friday where former Union minister and prominent dalit leader Ram Vilas Paswan lived for more than three decades. Just half an hour back, his..
Last rites of Ram Vilas Paswan to take place in Patna today with full state honoursUnion minister Ram Vilas Paswan's last rites will be held Saturday afternoon, October 10 with full state honours.
Athawale sole representative of NDA allies in Modi govt after Paswan's demiseFollowing the death of LJP leader and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, the Union Cabinet is left with no representation from NDA allies, while Ramdas Athawale of Republican Party of India (RPI) is the..
India has lost one of the greatest Dalit & socialist leaders in Ram Vilas Paswan: ManmohanFormer prime minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said the country has lost one of the greatest Dalit and socialist leaders in Ram Vilas Paswan.
Piyush Goyal gets additional charge of food ministryA day after the demise of Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, President Ram Nath Kovind has given the additional charge of the ministry of consumer affairs, food and public distribution to railway..
Rahul Gandhi writes to Chirag Paswan to convey his condolences over Ram Vilas Paswan's demise
Piyush Goyal gets additional charge of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public DistributionHe is replacing late Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan who passed away following an illness on Thursday.
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Leader with ability to predict political winds, Ram Vilas Paswan articulated issues of common manA nine-time member of Lok Sabha, Paswan remained a prominent leader in national politics for over four decades since he entered Lok Sabha from Hajipur in 1977 with a record margin. The victory also..
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President Kovind, PM Modi condole Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan's demiseRam Vilas Paswan was the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in the Narendra Modi government. Paswan was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1977 on a Janata Party ticket..
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Void in our nation that will perhaps never be filled: PM Modi on Ram Vilas Paswan's demisePrime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condoled the Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, saying there is a void in the nation that will perhaps never be filled. Paswan died on Thursday at the age of 74.
Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan passes awayUnion minister and Lok Janshakti Party patron Ram Vilas Paswan passed away on Thursday.vRam Vilas Paswan had undergone a heart surgery recently and had been hospitalised for the last few weeks.
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LJP is likely to stay with NDA: Ramdas Athawale"Chirag Paswan is the son of Ram Vilas Paswan, who is also a minister in the Central government as well. I feel that he is likely to continue with the NDA because he will not benefit if he leaves the..
Bihar elections: Will firmly stand by Chirag's decisions, says Ram Vilas Paswan amid rift with JD(U)Amid the growing rift with NDA partner JD(U) ahead of the Bihar assembly polls, Lok Janshakti Party patron Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said he will stand firmly with whatever decision his son and LJP..
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J&K, Manipur, Nagaland, Uttarakhand join 'One Nation-One Ration Card' scheme: PaswanJammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Nagaland and Uttarakhand have joined the 'One Nation-One Ration Card' scheme, taking the total number of states and union territories connected under the scheme to 24, food..
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'One Nation, One Ration Card': Ram Vilas Paswan reviews plan, four more states adopt ration scheme'One Nation, One Ration Card' is an ambitious plan of the Modi government that aims to ensure the delivery of food security entitlements to all beneficiaries covered under the National Food Security..
Chirag Paswan fires fresh salvo at Nitish KumarLok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan on Thursday fired a fresh salvo at Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, blaming the outbursts of a councilor against himself and father Ram Vilas Paswan on the..
PM Modi extends birthday wishes to Ram Vilas Paswan, says his administrative experience asset for govtPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended wishes to Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on his birthday saying that latter's administrative experience and insight on key policy issues are a major..
Delhi, West Bengal not yet distributed May month quota of free foodgrains under PMGAY: Ram Vilas PaswanMany beneficiaries are still waiting for the May month quota of free foodgrains in states such as Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala and Manipur where up to 80 per..
Covid-19: Ram Vilas Paswan's office, food ministry in Krishi Bhawan sealedFood minister Ram Vilas Paswan's office and part of his ministry located in Krishi Bhawan building in Central Delhi has been sealed, after an official in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and..
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Expedite pulses distribution to poor from received stock, Ram Vilas Paswan to states
14 lakh people in Bihar not getting benefits under food security act: Ram Vilas PaswanBihar has the highest number of people not getting benefits under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) for want of ration cards, and the Centre has asked for their details to expeditiously provide..
Does Rahul Gandhi want sanitizers only for rich, not for poor: Ram Vilas PaswanUnion minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday asserted that there is no shortage of food grains for the poor and asked Rahul Gandhi to shun his "negative mindset" after Rahul attacked the Centre over its..
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As stocks thin, Centre to track prices of 22 food items in 114 citiesCentre has decided to track the prices of 22 essential food items in 114 cities and other centres more closely and step in where cost goes up by over 15%. Food and consumer affairs minister Ram Vilas..
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