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. Started his political career as member of Samyukta Socialist Party and was elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly in 1969. Next, 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, 2014 and 2019.
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