Articles about Ram Vilas Paswan
Ram Vilas Paswan was a senior political leader of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and a former Union Minister from Bihar. He was a prominent Dalit leader and is credited with bringing the backward castes into the political mainstream. In 1969, Paswan started out as a member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly on the ticket of the Samyukta Socialist Party. In the 1970s, he joined the JP movement and opposed the Emergency (1975-77), during which he was arrested. After stints in the Janata Party and Janata Dal, he founded his own political party, LJP, in 2000. Paswan had great political foresight, aligning with parties who had favorable prospects for forming the next government. He served as a Union Minister consecutively in the National Front (1989-90), United Front (1996-98), Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1998-2004), UPA-I (2004-09), and the Narendra Modi (2014 onwards) governments. Paswan was elected to the Lok Sabha nine times in 1977, 1980, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004, and 2014. He was a Rajya Sabha MP from 2010 to 2014 and again from 2019 till his demise in 2020. Paswan passed away in 2020, just a few days after undergoing heart surgery.
14 Jun 2021
5 LJP MPs rally against Chirag Paswan, support uncle Pashupati
Five of the six MPs from the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) have joined hands against their leader Chirag Paswan - leaving him isolated and marking a big development in Bihar's politics.
28 Oct 2020
Voting begins in Bihar; PM says, "Follow coronavirus-related precautions"
The high-stakes Bihar polls began today as voters of 71 out of the total 243 seats chose their pick, amid restrictions levied due to coronavirus pandemic.
08 Oct 2020
Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan dies at 74
In an unfortunate development, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has passed away, his son Chirag Paswan confirmed on Thursday evening. He was 74 years old.
06 Oct 2020
Bihar elections: JD(U)-BJP reach 50:50 seat-sharing deal; NDA snubs Paswan
The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar on Tuesday announced the seat-sharing formula of its constituent parties for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections.
19 Apr 2020
Air, train travel restrictions to continue beyond May 3: Report
A day after Air India opened bookings for flights traveling May 4 onwards, a report said restrictions on air and train travel may continue beyond May 3.
26 Mar 2020
India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today
The total number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 694 on Thursday evening, according to the Health Ministry.
27 Dec 2019
Your daily essentials could get more expensive in 2020
While we look forward to the new year, we're afraid there's already some bad news.
18 Nov 2019
Skies cleared up, no need to reintroduce odd-even, says Kejriwal
On Monday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that there is no need to extend the odd-even road rationing scheme for now as the air in the national capital has started clearing up.
17 Nov 2019
Delhi's tap water is most unsafe, Mumbai's best: Study
Tap water in Delhi is the most unsafe for drinking among several metro cities and state capitals, a government study has found.
12 Nov 2019
In poll-bound Jharkhand, BJP ally LJP decides to go 'solo'
For Bharatiya Janata Party, its allies are causing more headaches than the opposition could. After a bitter divorce with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, another ally Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has gone awry.
28 Jun 2019
Explained: What is Centre's 'One Nation One Ration Card' plan
The Centre, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is taking concrete steps to minimize corruption and ensure welfare schemes reach the last person in the queue.
04 Jun 2019
Amit Shah rebukes minister Giriraj Singh for 'Iftar party' dig
BJP President and Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday reprimanded Union Minister Giriraj Singh for taking a dig at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his own party member Sushil Modi over an Iftar party.
30 May 2019
Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed
Who will be a part of Narendra Modi's Cabinet, is a question which has kept political analysts busy since BJP got a thumping victory in 2019 general elections.
22 May 2019
Before counting, Shah hosts dinner, PM Modi thanks NDA allies
As the nation braces itself for Lok Sabha elections' counting on Thursday, May 23, BJP moved to display its strength.
19 May 2019
No summer elections: Nitish Kumar has a suggestion for EC
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was among the early voters who cast their ballot on Sunday, the last phase of 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
26 Apr 2019
PM Modi files nomination from Varanasi in allies' presence
On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi filed his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat in the presence of top BJP leaders and allies.
30 Mar 2019
At Amit Shah's nomination from Gandhinagar, NDA shows strength
BJP President Amit Shah filed his nomination from Gandhinagar in Gujarat on Saturday after NDA showed its strength in a massive rally.
22 Mar 2019
Bihar's grand-alliance: Congress settles for 9 seats, RJD gets 20
After weeks of conversations, the grand alliance in Bihar revealed the seat-sharing arrangement for upcoming general elections on Friday.
18 Mar 2019
BJP gets Patna Sahib seat. Will Shatrughan Sinha be dropped?
The Bharatiya Janata Party may drop Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib seat this election season and field Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from the coveted constituency instead, a PTI report claimed.
14 Mar 2019
#LokSabha2019: With 36 alleged allies, NDA is stronger than ever
For the Bharatiya Janata Party, the days of disgruntled allies have become a thing of the past.
24 Dec 2018
No one's more opportunistic than 'chacha': Tejashwi on Bihar CM
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, who is the face of anti-NDA front in Bihar, took a dig at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, whom he calls chacha, saying no one is as opportunistic as him.
23 Dec 2018
#RoadTo2019: Bihar seat-sharing done, BJP-JD(U) to contest on 17 seats
In an apparent show of strength, BJP President Amit Shah, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan announced the seat sharing agreement for Lok Sabha elections 2019 on Sunday.
09 Nov 2018
LJP, RLSP demand same number of seats as in 2014-polls
Two NDA constituents, LJP and RLSP, have made it clear that the number of seats they wanted to contest for the next Lok Sabha election was the same as that of 2014.
26 Oct 2018
Shah: BJP, JD(U) to contest 2019 elections on equal seats
It has been confirmed that the BJP and Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on an equal number of seats.
07 Oct 2018
PM Modi's constituency Varanasi among the new RAF bases
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, Varanasi, will be a new base for the Rapid Action Force (RAF), the specialized blue dungaree donning anti-riot and crowd control paramilitary unit of the country.
11 Sep 2018
Ram Vilas Paswan seeks 15% reservation for upper caste
Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, in an interview to Hindustan Times, demanded that the upper caste should get 15 per cent reservation.
05 Aug 2018
NDA allies in Bihar will cease to be politically-relevant: Congress
Parties like Nitish Kumar's JD(U) and Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP will cease to be politically relevant in Bihar if they stay in alliance with BJP, Congress leader in-charge of the state Shaktisinh Gohil said.
05 Jun 2018
SC okays reservation in promotions in government jobs, for now
The SC today permitted the Center to continue with reservation for SC/ST employees in promotions for now, and agreed to hear a petition against quashing of the practice.
03 Jun 2018
Paswan meets Shah; seeks ordinance on Dalit-crimes, special-status for Bihar
Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan today met BJP President Amit Shah, seeking an ordinance to restore the original provisions of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and called for ensuring reservation in promotion for the community.
13 May 2018
At Tej Pratap Yadav's wedding, unruly crowd steals crockery, food-items
Tej Pratap Yadav's wedding with Aishwarya Rai on Saturday was mired in chaos with an unruly crowd stealing food items and breaking crockery.
26 Apr 2018
Mumbai: Porters crushed by train didn't hear warning-horn, say police
Two porters, who were mowed down by a Mumbai local train on Tuesday while trying to clear the body of a 66-year-old man off the tracks, couldn't hear the repeated honks blown by the Virar-bound train motorman, cops said today.
23 Apr 2018
1 crore students in hostels to get subsidized wheat/rice
The government will provide 15kg of wheat and rice per month to an estimated 1 crore students in all hostels with at least two-thirds of students from SC, ST, and OBC categories, under a scheme that could cost exchequer upto Rs.4,000cr annually.
06 Jan 2018
Celebs endorsing misleading ads to be banned for 3 years
In a bid to intensify the crackdown on false and misleading advertisements and protect consumers from being misled, the government has introduced the new, tougher Consumer Protection Bill in Lok Sabha.
15 Nov 2017
Gujarat Elections: How has caste emerged as a key factor?
To counter the Congress offensive in Gujarat, BJP has invited 200 backward class and Dalit leaders from across states to enhance its election campaign.
09 Jul 2017
Govt urges consumers to move court against hotels' service charge
The Department of Consumer Affairs has urged people to move consumer courts if they find any restaurant slapping service charges, which is now illegal.
07 Jul 2017
Govt: Post GST, prison term for not printing revised MRPs
In a bid to ensure compliance by manufacturers and retailers under the new GST regime, the government announced that parties who do not print revised maximum retail prices for unsold or newly manufactured goods would face a severe penalty.
21 Apr 2017
Service charge is voluntary: Govt issues guidelines
Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan stated that the government has approved guidelines on service charge, clarifying that it is entirely voluntary.
14 Apr 2017
Modi govt. removes service charge from eateries
Food lovers rejoice! The Modi government has asked for the removal of the service charge voluntary component which hotels levy.
21 Mar 2017
EC seeks lifetime ban on convicted politicians
In an attempt to decriminalize politics, the Election Commission has approached the Supreme Court seeking a ban on convicted politicians from contesting elections.
12 Sep 2016
Rajnath Singh to visit Hungary in outreach initiative
India's Home Minister is scheduled to visit Hungary as part of an outreach initiative that the government has adopted to help strengthen bilateral ties.