Ramvilas Paswan

  • 'Osama' to contest against Narendra Modi in Varanasi 20-04-2014 03:11 PM

    BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi now has another contender for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat --"Osama bin Laden". Meraj Khalid Noor, lookalike of slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden has announced his decision to enter the fray from the temple town to what he claims, is to check "communal...
  • LS polls: Ramvilas Paswan files nomination from Hajipur 15-04-2014 06:22 PM

    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...
  • LS polls: Bihar records 52 per cent voter turnout in 1st phase 10-04-2014 06:43 PM

    Polling for six Lok Sabha seats in Bihar on Thursday started under the shadow of violence as Maoists killed two CRPF jawans and injured seven others when they were on their way to polling stations of Jamui constituency in Munger district. Instead of this 52per cent of the electorate exercised...
  • Paswan joining hands with BJP does not seem possible: Tariq Anwar 28-02-2014 10:59 PM

    Ram Vilas Paswan joining hands with BJP does not seem possible as he had left NDA in 2002 decrying Narendra Modi over the post-Godhra riots issue, NCP leader Tariq Anwar said on Friday. Amid intense speculation of Ram Vilas Paswan walking out of the alliance to join hands with BJP,...
  • Congress, RJD slam Ramvilas Paswan for joining hands with BJP 28-02-2014 07:55 PM

    Congress and RJD on Friday launched attack on Ramvilas Paswan for "ditching" them and joining hands with BJP, forgetting his hard-hitting comments on Narendra Modi over 2002 riots. Bihar Congress President Ashok Chaudhary said in a statement here that it reflected "opportunistic" thinking of the dalit leader who has "sacrificed...
  • Rajnath Singh keeps media guessing on tie-up with Paswan’s LJP 24-02-2014 05:15 PM

    BJP president Rajnath Singh was ambiguous on Monday on the possibility of a tie-up with Ramvilas Paswan-led LJP for the Lok Sabha polls. "I am not aware... If some announcement has to be made, you will be told," Singh told reporters in New Delhi when asked for comments over speculation...
  • LJP eyes select seats but set to go with Congress-RJD 21-02-2014 06:43 PM

    New Delhi: Lok Janshakti Party claims that there is no problem in stitching up an alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress in Bihar despite the three parties being in negotiations for the last several weeks. LJP National Vice President Ramchandra Paswan hoped that alliance will be finalised in...
  • Ramvilas Paswan thanks Nitish for praise, but says LJP will be with Congress 21-01-2014 07:38 AM

    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,"...
  • LJP burns Salman Khan effigy for bonhomie with Narendra Modi 16-01-2014 07:49 AM

    Venting their anger against actor Salman Khan for having lunch and flying kites with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Ramvilas Paswan's LJP workers on Wednesday labelled him as "traitor" and organised protest march. Describing Khan as "kaum ke gaddar" (traitor of the community), workers of Patna district LJP unit took...
  • Nitish Kumar keeps up suspense over alliance for 2014 Lok Sabha polls 14-01-2014 09:34 AM

    With suspense prevailing over JD(U)'s move on alliance in Bihar for upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday once again refused to show his cards and said 'let the suspense remain'. "Raj ko raj rehne do," (let the suspense remain a suspense), Kumar told reporters in Patna...
  • Lalu Prasad silent on alliance with Congress for upcoming Lok Sabha polls 13-01-2014 07:50 AM

    RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Sunday refused to speak about alliance with Congress and other parties for the upcoming general elections but slammed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) "for trivialising democracy". Interacting with the reporters after returning from Delhi with wife Rabri Devi and younger son Tejaswi Pratap, Prasad refused to...
  • Lok Janshakti Party welcomes SC granting bail to Lalu Prasad in fodder scam 14-12-2013 12:49 PM

    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...
  • RJD to continue supporting Congress: Rabri Devi 10-12-2013 10:17 AM

    RJD leader Rabri Devi on Monday had a word of comfort for Congress, under criticism over the severe drubbing in elections in four states, saying win and loss are part of politics and pledged to continue her party's support to the UPA. "Win and loss are part of politics," she...
  • Ramvilas Paswan visits Rabri's house on Chhath 08-11-2013 12:25 AM

    Sharing camaraderie, Lok Janshakti Party president Ramvilas Paswan on Thursday visited house of RJD leader Rabri Devi to exchange greetings on Chhath Puja. Accompanied by his son and LJP Parliamentary Board chief Chirag Paswan and younger brother Ramchandra Paswan, the party chief arrived at Rabri Devi's 10 Circular Road residence...
  • Paswan for determination of poverty criteria by Parliament 29-07-2013 10:29 PM

    The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), which is extending outside support to the UPA II, on Monday criticised the poverty criteria determined by the government and said the poor should be defined only after discussion in Parliament. "The poverty level fixed by the government according to which those earning a little...
  • Paswan rules out any possibility of Third Front 06-04-2013 05:30 AM

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party chief Ramvilas Paswan on Friday ruled out any possibility of a third front ahead or after the next Lok Sabha polls, and instead called out all secular parties to join hands against the BJP. "There is no possibility of a third front before or after next...
  • Paswan threatens to resign from Lokpal committee 25-11-2011 07:10 PM

    Patna: LJP supremo Ramvilas Paswan on Friday threatened to resign from the Standing Committee on Lokpal in the parliament if Centre failed to ensure representation of SC, ST, women and minorities to the proposed Lokpal. "I will resign from the Standing Committee considering the proposal for Lokpal if my demand...
  • Left, LJP demand revocation of AFSPA from J&K 17-11-2011 06:35 PM

    New Delhi: Demanding the repeal of Armed Force Special Power Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir and Manipur, Left parties and LJP on Thursday said they will raise the issue of Kashmir in the coming Parliament session. At a press conference here, Left front leaders AB Bardhan (CPI), Prakash Karat...
  • Friday Release: Miley Naa Miley Hum 01-11-2011 02:37 PM

    Patna: LJP supremo Ramvilas Paswan's son Chirag Paswan who debuts in Miley Naa Miley Hum today said he is keen to make a mark in the film industry. "I hope to prove my worth with the success of the movie....I don't have reservations about politics. But I wish to consolidate...
  • Modi, Advani can never become PM: Ramvilas 18-09-2011 07:20 PM

    Somnath: Terming Narendra Modi's fast a political gimmick and drama, LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan on Sunday said people like the Gujarat Chief Minister and LK Advani, who are accused of communalism, would never become the Prime Minister of India. "People like Modi are indulging in dirty politics by holding these...
  • Narendra Modi's fast a political stunt: LJP 17-09-2011 11:47 AM

    Somnath: LJP on Saturday termed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi s fast as a "political stunt and drama" through which he was trying to project himself as a secular leader. LJP's national President Ramvilas Paswan said Modi is trying to improve his image as a national leader while aiming for...
  • Anna's fast is a symbol of mobocracy: Paswan 06-09-2011 09:49 PM

    New Delhi: Terming Anna Hazare's fast as a symbol of mobocracy, LJP president Ramvilas Paswan on Tuesday described the Jan Lokpal Bill proposed by the civil society activist as unconstitutional. "What Anna Hazare did was unconstitutional and against the spirit of democracy. What if others start following his ways to...
  • Bihar: Paswan demands Nitish's resignation 04-06-2011 07:32 PM

    Patna: LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan on Saturday demanded that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar resign owning moral responsibility for the Gopalganj incident and Friday's police firing in Forbesganj in Araria district which claimed four lives. "Nitish should own moral responsibility for the police firing and also the killing of a doctor...
  • 'Cong, RJD, LJP part of one political family' 18-10-2010 06:43 PM

    Patna: Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Monday claimed that the Congress, Lalu Prasad's RJD and Ramvilas Paswan's LJP were part of a single political family and asserted that criticism of each other was a ploy to mislead the people. "Congress, RJD and LJP are the parties of a single...