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Ram Vilas Paswan: Indian politician
Ram Vilas Paswan is an Indian politician from Bihar and the current Cabinet Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. Paswan is also the president of the Lok Janshakti Party, eight-time Lok Sabha member and former 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, he joined Lok Dal upon its formation in 1974, and became its general secretary. He opposed the emergency, and was arrested during the period. He entered the Lok Sabha in 1977, as a Janata Party member from Hajipur constituency, was chosen again 1980, 1989, 1996 and 1998, 1999, 2004, and 2014.

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Britishers imposed English on people of India: Ram Vilas Paswan

In a series of tweets, the union minister said that it was a matter of shame that the Supreme Court and most High Courts across the country use English as their official language.
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Amend Constitution to ensure use of Indian languages in SC, high courts: Paswan


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Paswan chairs meet to discuss ban on single-use plastic, calls for suggestions from manufacturers within 3 days

The meeting, chaired by Ram Vilas Paswan, called for suggestions from various stakeholders.
DNA - Published

Chandrayaan 2 has rattled 'them': Ram Vilas Paswan slams Pakistan for ISRO jibe

Pakistan's remarks on Chandrayaan 2 landing came under sharp attack from senior NDA minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday who asserted that the mission has rattled Islamabad. "Biggest achievement of the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Food ministry to ban single-use plastic bottles from September 15: Ram Vilas Paswan

Food and consumer affairs ministry has decided to ban single-use plastic in its various departments as well as the public sector units under its administration from September 15. Ram Vilas Paswan..
IndiaTimes - Published

Need an alternative for packaged water: Paswan

Emphasising the fact that a campaign to shun single use plastic (SUP) will have a huge impact on packaged water bottles, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan has urged govt departments to find alternatives...
IndiaTimes - Published

Quota to continue till caste system & rich-poor exist: Paswan


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No need for any debate on reservations: Ram Vilas Paswan

Asserting that there is no need for any "debate" on the issue of reservation, BJP ally and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan has said it is a constitutional right of the weaker sections of society...
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CAIT demands action against Dhoni for endorsing realtor Amrapali

Traders' body CAIT on Thursday wrote to Union consumer affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan seeking action against cricketer M S Dhoni for his endorsement and advertisements promoting realtor Amrapali..
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Politics shouldn't be done at Lok Sabha adjournment over my brother's death: Paswan


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Lok Sabha adjourns till 2 pm

Speaker Om Birla led the House in expressing condolence over the passing away of Paswan and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit. Paswan, a Lok Janshakti Party member, was a member from Samastipur..
IndiaTimes - Published

LJP MP Ram Chandra Paswan, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan'a brother, passes away in Delhi

He was the brother of Union Minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan.
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In a yr, roll out One Nation, One Ration Card: Centre to states, UTs

Paswan said that the centre has given one year deadline to the states and UTs to be prepared for it.
DNA - Published

Centre sets one-year deadline for states to roll out 'one nation, one ration card'

Ram Vilas Paswan said already 10 states are providing portability of Public Distribution System (PDS) entitlements.
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Ram Vilas Paswan elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Bihar


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Govt working towards 'one nation one ration card': Ram Vilas Paswan

Food minister Ram Vilas Paswan has said the government is moving towards 'one nation one ration card', which will enable beneficiaries to get their quota of grains from any ration shop across the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Hurriyat leaders ready for talks with Center: Satya Pal Malik

"The ones who turned back Ram Vilas Paswan from their door, they are now ready for talks. The stone pelting after namaz is almost over, we do not like it when a youngster dies. But when a bullet is..
IndiaTimes - Published

Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan files nomination papers for Rajya Sabha bypoll

Union minister and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan Friday filed his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha bypoll in Bihar in presence of chief minister Nitish Kumar.
IndiaTimes - Published

It's business for government at 9.30am

Following the instruction of PM Narendra Modi, Union ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Ram Vilas Paswan have rescheduled their morning engagements in order to reach their offices by 9.30am. TOI found..
IndiaTimes - Published

Govt to improve supply of arhar, onions to rein in soaring prices

Paswan said till now the limit on import of arhar dal was only 2 lakh tonne. He added India will also receive 1.75 lakh tonnes of arhar dal from Mozambique during the year.
IndiaTimes - Published

Those who give unnecessary statements have 'no religion': Nitish Kumar hits back at Giriraj Singh

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar took a pot-shot at Union Minister Giriraj Singh saying those who give unnecessary statements to remain in limelight have 'no religion'. Giriraj had on Tuesday tweeted..
IndiaTimes - Published

Parties like SP, BSP, RJD will shut shop by 2020: Ram Vilas Paswan

BJP ally Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan took a jibe at the opposition after BSP supremo Mayawati announced that her party will not contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly bypolls in a..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Avoid making statements': Amit Shah pulls up Giriraj Singh for comments on Bihar NDA iftar party

Giriraj Singh had tweeted pictures of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan, Bihar BJP chief Sushil Kumar Modi and others who had attended iftar party and termed called it a..
DNA - Published

All is well in NDA in Bihar, Nitish our leader: Ram Vilas Paswan


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Paswan takes charge as Food, Consumer Affairs Minister; says ready with 100 days plan

Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs Danve Dadarao Raosaheb, BJP MP from Madhya Pradesh, also assumed his office along with Paswan.
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Cabinet ministers vow to give their best in new role

Ram Vilas Paswan told reporters that as soon as the portfolios are announced, ministers will share their plans with the media. "Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership we will give our best,"..
IndiaTimes - Published

Nitish’s JD(U) & Paswan’s LJP to join Cabinet

BJP’s two allies in Bihar — JD(U) and LJP — are set to join the Narendra Modi Cabinet. LJP said it will send the name of its party supremo Ram Vilas Paswan for his induction in the Cabinet. Among..
IndiaTimes - Published

Party wants Chirag as minister: LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan


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Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Ram Vilas Paswan mocks Congress for failing to get LoP position

As per the criteria, a party must get 10 per cent of the total seats of the lower house to occupy the LOP, which the Congress failed to achieve.
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Lok Sabha Election Results: Smriti Irani, Gautam Gambhir, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hans Raj Hans among first-time winners

Among other winners were LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan's brother Pashupati Kumar Paras and BJP's Tejasvi Surya.
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Congress fails to get LOP position again, says Paswan


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Opposition's desperation over VVPAT issue indication of their defeat: Ram Vilas Paswan

"When you win, EVMs are alright. But when you lose, allegations about EVM manipulation arise. This kind of pessimistic attitude of the opposition will hurt the Constitution and also the Indian..
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Polls should be held in February or November, not in April or May: Ram Vilas Paswan


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April-May not appropriate for polls, election be held in November or February: Paswan


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Rajasthan: Ram Vilas Paswan demands CBI probe into rape case of Dalit woman in Alwar

The Lok Sabha polls in the state are now over. The Lok Janshakti Party chief said in a statement the state government is responsible for such a "condemnable" development.
DNA - Published

Hajipur Lok Sabha constituency: Candidates for 2019 LS poll, past results, all updates

Ram Vilas Paswan, the eight-time MP from Hajipur, has decided to opt out of the race to the Lok Sabha and fielded his brother Pashupati Kumar Paras who is facing a tough fight from Mahagathbandhan..
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Lok Sabha elections: Once battleground of heavyweights, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur ready for polls sans big names

Muzaffarpur and adjoining Hajipur Lok Sabha seats have sent political heavyweights George Fernandes and Ram Vilas Paswan as nominees.
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Ram Vilas Paswan's brother likely to fight from Hajipur


IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Denied ticket from Nawada, Giriraj Singh goes into a sulk

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) had on Sunday announced the number of seats to be contested by its three constituents -- the BJP, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) and Ram Vilas..
DNA - Published

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