Chirag Paswan
Chirag Paswan.jpg
Paswan in 2016
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded byBhudeo Choudhary
ConstituencyJamui
President of Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas)
Assumed office
5 October 2021
Preceded byOffice established
2nd President of the Lok Janshakti Party
In office
5 November 2019 – 15 June 2021
Preceded byRam Vilas Paswan
Succeeded by(Controversial)
Surajbhan Singh (Acting) Pashupati Kumar Paras
Personal details
Born (1982-10-31) 31 October 1982 (age 39)
Delhi, India
NationalityIndia Indian
Political party
Other political
affiliations
National Democratic Alliance
Parent(s)Ram Vilas Paswan (father)
Reena Paswan (mother)
RelativesPrince Raj (cousin)
Residence(s)Khagaria, Bihar, India
OccupationPolitician
Source: [1]

Chirag Kumar Paswan[1] is an Indian politician, former actor and president of the Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas)[2] He is the son of late Member of Parliament and Union Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan.[3][4]

Early life and acting career

Paswan is a 3rd Semester college dropout (in Computer Engineering degree).[5] After dropping out from college, he starred opposite Kangana Ranaut in a Hindi movie Miley Naa Miley Hum (2011).[6]

Political career

Subsequently, Paswan contested the 2014 elections for the Lok Janshakti 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]

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.[9]

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.[citation needed]

On 27 February 2021, Lok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan donated ₹ 1.11 lakh for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, and said it is the duty of everyone belonging to the deprived section of society to pitch in this regard.[10]

On 14 June 2021, Chirag was replaced as Lok Sabha leader of the LJP by his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras. A day after, Chirag expelled 5 rebel MP's for anti-party activities including his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras and cousin Prince Raj.[11]

Electoral Performance

Year Constituency Party Result % Vote ±%
2019 Jamui (Lok Sabha constituency) Lok Janshakti Party Won 55.76% +18.95
2014 Jamui (Lok Sabha constituency) Lok Janshakti Party Won 36.79

Filmography

Awards

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

References

  1. ^ "Sri Chirag Kumar Paswan | Welcome to Jamui District Official Website | India". Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  2. ^ "LJP national committee in Bihar expels 5 rebel MPS, decides Chirag Paswan would continue heading the party". 15 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Chirag Paswan: His father's son". The Indian Express. 12 October 2020. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  4. ^ Service, Tribune News. "Ram Vilas Paswan backs son Chirag in LJP's political decisions related to Bihar". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Chirag Kumar Paswan(LJP):Constituency- JAMUI(BIHAR) - Affidavit Information of Candidate".
  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. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Chirag Ka Rojgar, director Saurabh Pandey". Archived from the original on 29 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  9. ^ "LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, son Chirag Paswan win". Daily News & Analysis. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Chirag Paswan Donates Rs 1.11 Lakh For Ram Temple". NDTV.com. Retrieved 8 October 2021.
  11. ^ "LJP national committee in Bihar expels 5 rebel MPS, decides Chirag Paswan would continue heading the party". 15 June 2021.