Chirag Paswan

Chirag Paswan is a politician and President of Lok Janshakti Party. He is the son of late Member of Parliament and Union Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan.[1][2]

Chirag Paswan
Chirag Paswan.jpg
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byBhudeo Choudhary
ConstituencyJamui
President of the Lok Janashakti Party
Assumed office
5 November 2019
Preceded byRam Vilas Paswan
Personal details
BornDelhi, India
NationalityIndian
Political partyLok Janashakti Party
ParentsFather : Ram Vilas Paswan
Mother : Reena Paswan
RelativesPrince Raj (cousin)
ResidenceMantri Ji Tola, Post - Saharbanni, Alauli, Khagaria, Bihar, India
OccupationPolitician

Paswan was elected as member of the 16th Lok Sabha in the 2014 Indian general election from Jamui constituency in Bihar, while his father won from Hajipur constituency both through Lok Janshakti Party.[3]

Early life and acting careerEdit

Paswan is a graduate in engineering.[4][5] He starred opposite Kangana Ranaut in a Hindi movie Miley Naa Miley Hum (2011).[6]

Political careerEdit

Subsequently, Paswan contested the 2014 elections for the Lok Janashakti Party in the seat of Jamui. He won the seat, defeating the nearest rival 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 nearest rival Bhudeo Choudhary.[7]

Paswan also owns a NGO named Chirag ka Rojgar, a foundation to provide jobs to the unemployed youths of his state.[8]

Ahead of the upcoming Bihar Assembly Elections 2020, Chirag Paswan launched 'Bihar First Bihari First' campaign drawing attention of the youth of Bihar. Bihar First, Bihari First campaign aims at developing the state of Bihar thoroughly. Paswan also added that there is an utmost requirement to make Bihar a 'number one' State.[9]

FilmographyEdit

AwardsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chirag Paswan: His father's son". The Indian Express. 12 October 2020. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  2. ^ Service, Tribune News. "Ram Vilas Paswan backs son Chirag in LJP's political decisions related to Bihar". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  3. ^ "LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, son Chirag Paswan win". Daily News & Analysis. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Political sons shun politics".
  5. ^ "Jamui MP Chirag Paswan of LJP".
  6. ^ "Politics over Bollywood for Ram Vilas Paswan's actor-son Chirag". India Today. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Jamui Election Results 2019 Live Updates: Chirag Kumar Paswan of LJP Wins". News18. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Chirag Ka Rojgar, director Saurabh Pandey". Archived from the original on 29 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 March 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2020.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)