Chirag Paswan

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Chirag Paswan
Jamui, Bihar
President of Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas)
Assumed office
5 October 2021
2nd President of the Lok Janshakti Party
In office
5 November 2019 – 15 June 2021
Preceded byRam Vilas Paswan
Personal details
Born (1982-10-31) 31 October 1982 (age 41)
Delhi, India
Political partyLok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas)
Other political
affiliations
Lok Janshakti Party (till 2021)
Parent
RelativesPrince Raj (cousin)
Pashupati Kumar Paras (uncle)
Ram Chandra Paswan (uncle)
Residence(s)Khagaria, Bihar, India
OccupationPolitician

Chirag Kumar Paswan (born 31 October 1982)[1] is an Indian politician and former actor who is serving as the 19th Minister of Food Processing Industries since June 2024, the 1st president of the Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) since 2021, 2nd president of the Lok Janshakti Party from 2019 to 2021 and a Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from the Hajipur Lok Sabha constituency since 2024.[2] He is the son of late Member of Parliament and Union Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan.[3][4]

Early life and acting career

His father Ram Vilas Paswan, former Union Minister and founder of Lok Janshakti Party, was from Bihar. He married Reena Sharma, a Punjabi Hindu air hostess from Amritsar in 1983.[5]

Paswan is a 3rd Semester college dropout in Computer Engineering.[6] After dropping out from college, he starred in a Hindi movie Miley Naa Miley Hum (2011).[7]

Political career

Paswan contested the 2014 elections for the

Jamui. He won the seat, defeating Sudhansu Shekhar Bhaskar of Rashtriya Janata Dal by over 85,000 votes. Paswan retained his seat in the 2019 elections, securing a total of 528,771 votes and defeating Bhudeo Choudhary.[8]

Paswan owns an

NGO named Chirag Ka Rojgar, a foundation to provide jobs to the unemployed youths of his state.[9]

Paswan was elected as a member of the

Hajipur constituency, both through Lok Janshakti Party.[10]

On 27 February 2021, Paswan donated 1.11 lakh for the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.[11]

On 14 June 2021, Chirag was replaced as Lok Sabha leader of the LJP by his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras. A day after, Chirag expelled 5 MP's for anti-party activities including his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras and cousin Prince Raj.[12]

On 10 June 2024, Chirag was nominated as Union Cabinet Minister for Food Processing In India under the BJP Government.[13]

Electoral performance

Year Constituency Party Result % Vote ±%
2024
Hajipur
LJP(RV) Won 53.3 Decrease -2.46
2019
Jamui
LJP Won 55.76 Increase +18.97
2014
Jamui
LJP Won 36.79

Filmography

Awards

Year Awards Category Film In
2012 Stardust Awards Superstar Of Tomorrow - Male Miley Naa Miley Hum Nominated

See also

References

  1. ^ "Sri Chirag Kumar Paswan | Welcome to Jamui District Official Website | India". Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  2. ^ "LJP national committee in Bihar expels 5 rebel MPS, decides Chirag Paswan would continue heading the party". 15 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Chirag Paswan: His father's son". The Indian Express. 12 October 2020. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  4. ^ Service, Tribune News. "Ram Vilas Paswan backs son Chirag in LJP's political decisions related to Bihar". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Paswan's daughter, son-in-law protest denial of entry inside Patna airport to receive his body". The Times of India. 9 October 2020. In 1983, he had married Reena Sharma, an air hostess and a Punjabi Hindu from Amritsar. They have a son and a daughter. His son Chirag Paswan is heading the LJP at present.
  6. ^ "Chirag Kumar Paswan(LJP):Constituency- JAMUI(BIHAR) - Affidavit Information of Candidate".
  7. ^ "Politics over Bollywood for Ram Vilas Paswan's actor-son Chirag". India Today. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Jamui Election Results 2019 Live Updates: Chirag Kumar Paswan of LJP Wins". News18. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Chirag Ka Rojgar, director Saurabh Pandey". Archived from the original on 29 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  10. ^ "LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, son Chirag Paswan win". Daily News & Analysis. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  11. ^ "Chirag Paswan Donates Rs 1.11 Lakh For Ram Temple". NDTV.com. Retrieved 8 October 2021.
  12. ^ "LJP national committee in Bihar expels 5 rebel MPS, decides Chirag Paswan would continue heading the party". 15 June 2021.
  13. ^ "MODI 3.0: Chirag Paswan Takes Charge as Union Minister for Food Processing Industries". The Economic Times. 11 June 2024. Retrieved 14 June 2024.

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