Lok Janshakti Party

  • Ram Vilas Paswan defends rail fare hike, terms it as 'compulsion' June 23, 2014

    Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday defended the steep rail fare hike effected by the Centre last week, saying it was a "compulsion" as no government wants to increase fares. Justifying the hike, the Consumer Affairs Minister recalled the rationale offered by former prime minister V P Singh for petrol...
  • Improving PDS, curbing price rise top priorities: Ram Vilas Paswan May 27, 2014

    Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said his top priorities will be to contain price rise in food items, improve public distribution system (PDS) and create adequate storage capacity for food grains. Speaking to reporters after assuming charge as Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Paswan said: "I...
  • Nitish to enter Parliament to build front against Modi, as Lalu extends support May 22, 2014

    Former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is likely to enter Parliament through the Rajya Sabha. With Nitish Kumar taking the reins of the Janata Deal United after relinquishing the post of Bihar chief minister in the aftermath of his party's massive debacle, he may opt for the Rajya Sabha to...
  • LJP state general secretary Lalan Singh arrested for extortion April 25, 2014

    The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of the Bihar Police on Thursday arrested Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) state general secretary Lalan Singh on charges of extortion and criminal intimidation. Singh is an accused in case number 4/12 registered at the EOU police station in the state capital. He is accused of threatening,...
  • Emissary row: Saraf says he did not carry any message from BJP April 20, 2014

    Srinagar: Sanjay Saraf, who belongs to a party which is part of the NDA, on Sunday confirmed that he had met Syed Ali Shah Geelani but dismissed reports that he had carried any message from Narendra Modi to the hardline Hurriyat leader. Lok Janshakti Party National Youth President Saraf...
  • LS polls: Ramvilas Paswan files nomination from Hajipur April 15, 2014

    Lok Janshakti Party president Ramvilas Paswan filed his nomination from Hajipur Lok Sabha seat and launched a scathing attack on the Congress for 'humiliating' minority muslims. Hajipur(SC) will go to the polls on May 7 and Paswan will face sitting JD(U) MP Ramsundar Das and Sanjeev Prasad Tony of Congress in...
  • LJP candidate warned husband of divorce if party didn't ally with BJP April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: While there have been many instances of vitriolic and hate speeches during the election campaign, a statement by Lok Janshakti Party's Munger candidate Veena Devi forced even her political opponents to smile. During a street meeting in Munger in Bihar on Monday, Veena Devi, the wife of strongman Surajbhan...
  • Two JD(U) women legislators campaign for BJP, RJD March 29, 2014

    Two women legislators from Bihar's ruling JD(U), one of them a former minister, are campaigning and seeking votes for the BJP and RJD candidates against the official party candidates. The two legislators are Renu Kumari Kushwaha and Poonam Yadav. Kushwaha, who resigned from the state cabinet of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar early...
  • Bihar's 'Osama bin Laden' is now an untouchable March 28, 2014

    A Muslim man whose uncanny resemblance to Osama bin Laden made him actively woo Muslim votes for Lalu Prasad and Ram Vilas Paswan years ago now feels shunned by everyone in Bihar. The times have changed, and Meraj Khalid Noor admits that no one wants him any more in their campaign...
  • AAP fields cobbler against Ram Vilas Paswan's son March 23, 2014

    The Aam Aadmi Party has fielded a cobbler against Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan's son Chirag Paswan from the Jamui Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar, party leaders said on Sunday. Vinod Das, in his early 30s and a cobbler by profession, has been an active worker of the AAP...
  • Congress slams Chaudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser for quitting party for 'selfish' motive March 12, 2014

    Congress on Wednesday alleged that senior party leader Chaudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser joined Lok Janshakti Party merely for selfish motive to contest Khagaria parliamentary seat. "Kaiser displayed an opportunistic streak by quitting Congress to join the LJP and strengthen the hands of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi merely to fulfil his...
  • Unhappy with alliance with RJD, former Bihar Congress chief joins LJP March 12, 2014

    In a jolt to the Congress in Bihar, former state president Chaudhary Mehboob Ali Kaisar on Wednesday joined the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) of Ram Vilas Paswan. Kaisar was reportedly unhappy with the Congress alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal of Lalu Prasad for the Lok Sabha polls and had showed...
  • Bihar will vote for Modi, Nitish is finished: BJP's Nand Kishore Yadav March 7, 2014

    Patna: Confident of an extremely good show in the Lok Sabha elections in Bihar, the Bharatiya Janata Party Legislative Party leader and Leader of Opposition in Vidhan Sabha, Nand Kishore Yadav, claimed that friend-turned-foe Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United (JDU) would be decimated and may even fail to...
  • Many more parties will join the NDA after LJP joined it: Narendra Modi March 3, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA is set to expand further, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said on Monday, and accused Congress of raising the bogey of secularism in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections. Addressing an election rally here, the Gujarat chief minister, who began his speech in Bhojpuri,...
  • Bihar: Modi to address rally in Muzaffarpur, share stage with Paswan March 3, 2014

    Muzaffarpur: Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address a rally in Muzaffarpur in Bihar on Monday. BJP's new ally Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan will also share the dais with Modi. "The BJP-LJP alliance will sweep all LS seats in Bihar. I will be attending Modi's...
  • LS polls: Paswan's LJP joins BJP, to contest from 7 seats in Bihar February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: After days of negotiations, speculations, denials and meetings, Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party is back to the NDA fold. At a joint press conference of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the LJP, BJP chief Rajnath Singh announced the alliance between the two parties for the 2014 Lok...
  • Senior BJP leaders meet Ram Vilas Paswan, alliance likely February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A BJP-LJP alliance is on the cards, senior leaders of both parties indicated on Thursday after a meeting. Senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party - Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Ravishankar Prasad and Shahnawaz Hussain - met Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan at his residence in Delhi. "We...
  • Lone LJP MLA in Bihar resigns over BJP alliance February 26, 2014

    Zakir Anwar, the Lok Janshakti Party's lone legislator in Bihar on Wednesday resigned from the party to protest the LJP's likely alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party for the Lok Sabha polls. "Yes, I have resigned from the LJP in protest," Anwar said. He said there was no moral ground for him...
  • Lone LJP MLA in Bihar Assembly Zakir Hussain Khan quits party February 26, 2014

    Patna: In a major political development, Lok Janshakti Party MLA, Zakir Hussain Khan has resigned from the party. Khan who is the Vice President of Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP is also the only legislator from the party in Bihar Assembly. Khan's resignation comes at a time when his party chief Ram Vilas...
  • LJP leaders meet in Delhi amid rumours of alliance with BJP February 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior leaders of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) are meeting party president Ram Vilas Paswan in New Delhi on Tuesday. The meeting comes amidst reports that the party may ally with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the 2014 elections. LJP leader and Paswan's son Chirag, however, denied...
  • RJD split: Lalu cries conspiracy, Nitish denies role February 25, 2014

    With a faction of his MLAs parting ways with the RJD, Lalu Prasad on Tuesday rushed to Patna to bring his house in order and blamed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for hatching a "conspiracy" to break his party. "Nitish hatched a conspiracy with the speaker to break my party. But, it...
  • UPA or NDA: What will Paswan's next move be? February 24, 2014

    Ram Vilas Paswan has kept the Congress on tenterhooks after his meeting with a BJP leader last week. Sources say it is a clever move to extract the best possible deal from the Congress. ...
  • Ramvilas Paswan thanks Nitish for praise, but says LJP will be with Congress January 21, 2014

    Thanking Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his kind words, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ramvilas Paswan on Monday said his party was with Congress and will go with its decision on alliance. "I thank Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the respect and kind words. We have been old friends," Paswan...
  • AAP to pit cobbler or rickshaw puller against Paswan January 19, 2014

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will field a cobbler or rickshaw puller against Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan in the Lok Sabha election, a party leader said on Sunday. "The AAP has decided to field a 'common man' against Paswan. The candidate may be a hard-working cobbler or...
  • Will write a book to expose those who conspired to frame me in fodder scam: Lalu January 16, 2014

    Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad plans to write a book to expose his rivals. "I have decided to write a book to expose those who conspired to frame me in fodder scam and sent me to jail," Lalu Prasad told media persons. "My book will also reveal a few interesting aspects...
  • Lok Janshakti Party welcomes SC granting bail to Lalu Prasad in fodder scam December 14, 2013

    Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) o Friday welcomed the Supreme Court granting bail to RJD President Lalu Prasad. The LJP, in a resolution adopted at a meeting attended by its President Ramvilas Paswan here, expressed happiness over the RJD chief getting bail, a party release said. LJP has alliance with RJD in Bihar....
  • 12 injured in clash between SP and LJP workers in Vijay nagar July 26, 2013

    Twelve persons, including a Samajwadi Party leader, were injured when two groups allegedly clashed in Vijay Nagar area in Ghaziabad, police said. The clash occurred on Thursday when SP Majdoor Sabha leader Firoj Mohammad and his neighbour Dr Naeem, a member of Lok Janshakti Party, got into a heated argument over...
  • Can Nitish Kumar succeed in Bihar on his own? June 19, 2013

    The JD(U), under Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Wednesday won the trust vote in the state after 91 BJP MLAs staged a walkout. ...
  • In an easy win for Nitish Kumar, Cong backs JD(U), BJP walks out June 20, 2013

    Patna: The Janata Dal (United), under Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Wednesday won the trust vote in the state after 91 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs staged a walkout. Since the split of the JD(U) and the BJP, Nitish has been unforgiving, and Wednesday was no different. Nitish launched an...
  • Bihar: After by-poll victory, Lalu speaks of Cong-RJD-LJP alliance June 5, 2013

    While speaking to CNN-IBN, Lalu Prasad said he was trying for an alliance with the Congress and the LJP in Bihar. ...