Chirag Paswan

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Chirag Paswan is the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president and a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha from Bihar’s Jamui constituency. He is the son of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who is a veteran politician and also founder of the party. Chirag has featured in a Bollywood film and founded an NGO named Chirag Foundation.

In his debut electoral battle in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Paswan scion defeated seasoned politicians like Janata Dal (United) candidate Uday Narayan Chaudhary and RJD candidate Sudhansu Sekhar. Chirag’s stature within the party has grown with time.

He faces Rashtriya Lok Samata Party’s Bhudeo Chaudhary in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Chaudhary has been fielded by the grand opposition in the state which makes Paswan’s task a tad tougher.

Chirag Paswan will have been campaigning in his constituency with other heavyweight political allies like Nitish Kumar, Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh. The constituency will see voting in the first phase on April 11.

Last update: 11 March 2020

Source – Business Standard

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