Ram Vilas Paswan

  • LS polls: Bihar's 6 Naxal-hit seats vote; Meira, Chirag in the fray 10-04-2014 12:05 AM

    As Lok Sabha elections enter the bigger states in the third phase on April 10, six seats in Bihar where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is hoping to put up a very good show, kick off the electoral exercise in the state. The seats going to polls in Bihar -...
  • Ram temple is BJP issue, not NDA's: Ram Vilas Paswan 09-04-2014 12:06 AM

    LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said the construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya was a BJP agenda and not that of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). "Ram temple is a BJP issue, it not an issue of the NDA," Paswan, whose party allied with the BJP...
  • Ram temple is BJP issue, not NDA's: Paswan 08-04-2014 11:26 PM

    Patna: LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said the construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya was a BJP agenda and not that of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). "Ram temple is a BJP issue, it not an issue of the NDA," Paswan, whose party allied with the...
  • Ram Vilas Paswan campaigns for son Chirag in Jamui 07-04-2014 12:44 PM

    LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan has taken personal charge of his son Chirag's campaign in Jamui parliamentary seat as it has become a "prestige seat" for him. "Ram Vilas Paswan is working hard as his personal stake is high. The election battle in Jamui is seen as a challenge for...
  • Major social groupings in favour of Narendra Modi in Bihar, claims LJP 01-04-2014 08:30 PM

    Claiming a 1977-like wave in favour of NDA in Bihar, LJP President Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said except for Yadavs and Muslims, other social groupings had broken up in the state because of pro-Narendra Modi sentiment. "Except for 70-80 per cent Yadavs and Muslims, other caste and social groupings...
  • Bihar's 'Osama bin Laden' is now an untouchable 28-03-2014 06:52 PM

    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...
  • LS polls: Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, Nitish Kumar to campaign in Bihar 24-03-2014 11:06 AM

    Star BJP campaigner Narendra Modi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi are set to hit the campaign trail in Bihar along with the state's two best known faces: Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad. Modi, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, Sonia Gandhi and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will address rallies, hold road...
  • AAP fields cobbler against Ram Vilas Paswan's son 23-03-2014 05:16 PM

    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...
  • Keen to avoid unrest, BJP slow on naming candidates for 3 Bihar seats 19-03-2014 04:51 PM

    Patna: Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party is claiming to be on a strong wicket in Bihar, the party has not been able to fully control the rebellion over candidates list for Lok Sabha elections. The party is contesting on just 30 seats in Bihar after giving away seven to...
  • BJP ally RLSP announces candidates for two Bihar seats 18-03-2014 04:30 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)s ally in Bihar, the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), on Tuesday announced candidates for two of the 3 seats it is contesting in the Lok Sabha polls in the state. RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha, who released the first list, said the party has decided to...
  • Holi with the politicians: Sonia Gandhi, Ram Vilas Paswan celebrate the festival of colours 18-03-2014 02:59 PM

    The colourful festival of Holi saw politicians like Sonia Gandhi, Sandeep Dixit, Rajnath Singh regaling at their respective residence, celebrating the festival with family and their party members. Ram Vilas Paswan along with wife Reena and son Chirag hosted a party at their residence while Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was...
  • BJP legislators upset after being denied tickets for Lok Sabha elections 15-03-2014 10:22 AM

    Six BJP legislators, including two vocal supporters of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, expressed their displeasure after being denied tickets for the Lok Sabha election. Legislators Giriraj Singh and Ashwani Kumar Choubey are unhappy a day after the party announced 25 of 30 candidates for the polls. The BJP...
  • Unhappy with alliance with RJD, former Bihar Congress chief joins LJP 12-03-2014 07:44 PM

    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...
  • LS polls: Ram Vilas Paswan to contest from Hajipur, son Chirag from Jamui 08-03-2014 06:42 PM

    Ram Vilas Paswan, who recently joined hands with BJP, will fight Lok Sabha election from his stronghold of Hajipur in Bihar while names of his son Chirag and brother Ramchander also figure in the list of candidates released by LJP on Saturday. The Lok Janshakti Party chief announced the candidates...
  • Bihar will vote for Modi, Nitish is finished: BJP's Nand Kishore Yadav 07-03-2014 05:37 PM

    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...
  • Ram Vilas Paswan denies charges over interaction with Pervez Musharraf 06-03-2014 12:25 AM

    LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan, who has returned to NDA 12 years after quitting the alliance over Godhra riots, on Wednesday rubbished charges that he had taken pride in introducing himself to the then Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf as the one to have done so. Quizzed by reporters during his...
  • No regrets over joining NDA, says Ram Vilas Paswan 05-03-2014 06:28 PM

    LJP President Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said he had no regrets over returning to the NDA fold after 12 years and was driven to it by the "reticent approach" of RJD and Congress and signs of revolt within his own party. "I did my best to work out an...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Differences in Bihar BJP over alliance with Paswan's LJP 04-03-2014 10:25 AM

    Patna: Not all is well within the Bihar BJP after it cemented alliance with Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party ahead of Lok Sabha elections. Some senior Bihar BJP leaders - Dr CP Thakur, Giriraj Singh and Ashwani Kumar Choubey and MP Kirti Azad - are apparently against the tie-up...
  • Many more parties will join the NDA after LJP joined it: Narendra Modi 03-03-2014 09:18 PM

    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...
  • At Hunkar rally, Paswan bats for Modi as PM 03-03-2014 03:34 PM

    Sharing the dais with BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at 'Hunkar' rally, LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan said that they are committed to make Modi Prime Minister of the country. In his address, Paswan said that the way BJP maintains relationship with allies no other party does. Slamming Nitish...
  • RJD-Congress Bihar tie-up not yet final; sources say Rahul eyeing JDU 03-03-2014 11:18 AM

    New Delhi: With the deadlock between Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress on seat sharing in Bihar continuing, sources in Congress say that party Vice President Rahul Gandhi is interested in forming an alliance with Janata Dal (United). "Rahul feels that RJD may be a liability, while Nitish is a better...
  • Bihar: Modi to address rally in Muzaffarpur, share stage with Paswan 03-03-2014 08:55 AM

    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...
  • Lalu ready to talk further with Cong on Bihar seat sharing 02-03-2014 04:55 PM

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday hinted at his willingness to negotiate further with the Congress on the seat sharing in Bihar. Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the RJD is trying hard to stitch an alliance with the Congress after the Lok Janshakti Party ditched...
  • Muslims, Dalits will not vote for Paswan: Former LJP leader 28-02-2014 01:32 PM

    Even as Lok Janshakti Party supremo Ram Vilas Paswan joined hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance, a former leader who quit the party protesting against the decision accused him of furthering dynasty politics and not caring for Dalits and Muslims, who form his core vote bank. Zakir...
  • 12 years after quitting over Gujarat riots, Paswan returns to NDA fold 28-02-2014 08:15 AM

    New Delhi: Twelve years after exiting the National Democratic Alliance following the 2002 Gujarat riots, Ram Vilas Paswan is back in the saffron front to support Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate. After days of negotiations, speculations, denials and meetings, Paswan late on Thursday evening met...
  • LS polls: Paswan's LJP joins BJP, to contest from 7 seats in Bihar 27-02-2014 10:35 PM

    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...
  • LS polls: LJP-BJP alliance finalised, say sources 27-02-2014 07:31 PM

    New Delhi: After days of negotiations, Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) on Thursday finally cemented an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the general elections. Sources are saying that the LJP will contest on seven seats in Bihar and Paswan and BJP chief Rajnath Singh...
  • BJP leaders meet Ram Vilas Paswan, alliance likely 27-02-2014 03:12 PM

    Senior BJP leaders on Thursday met LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan in Patna to finalise details related to their alliance and possibly sharing of seats. BJP leaders Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Shahnawaz Hussain went to Paswan's residence where they were received by his son Chirag Paswan, who...
  • Senior BJP leaders meet Ram Vilas Paswan, alliance likely 27-02-2014 03:07 PM

    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....
  • Paswan, Modi to meet in Delhi today, will the LJP-BJP seal the deal? 27-02-2014 09:40 AM

    New Delhi: Twelve years after leaving the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the Gujarat riots, the BJP-led alliance could gain Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party in its fold again ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. The BJP is keeping its doors open to the LJP for an alliance. According...