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Pashupati Kumar Paras
Minister of Food Processing Industries
Assumed office
7 July 2021
PresidentRam Nath Kovind
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byNarendra Singh Tomar
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2019
Preceded byRam Vilas Paswan
3rd President of the Lok Janshakti Party
Assumed office
17 June 2021 (2021-06-17)
Preceded byChirag Kumar Paswan
Personal details
Political partyLok Janshakti Party

Pashupati Kumar Paras (born 1953) is an Indian politician from the state of Bihar and the Minister of Food Processing Industries in the Union Cabinet. He is currently serving as a member of Lok Sabha from Hajipur (Lok Sabha constituency). He also held the post of the Minister of Animal and Fisheries Resources in the Government of Bihar.[1] He is the younger brother of late Ram Vilas Paswan and he was also the State President of the Bihar unit of Lok Janshakti Party. He was elected as the National President of Lok Janshakti Party replacing Chirag Kumar Paswan in June 2021.

Political career

He has been a member of Bihar Legislative Assembly seven times from Alauli since 1977. He has earlier served thrice as a minister in the state. Having lost the last election in 2015. At the time of his appointment as a Minister in 2017, he was neither a member of Assembly nor Council and was therefore later accommodated as an MLC from the Governor's quota.[2][3]

He became Minister of Food Processing Industry in Second Modi ministry when cabinet overhaul happened.[4]


  1. ^ Jul 20, TNN | Updated; 2018; Ist, 07:18. "'No formalin threat to fish lovers in Bihar' | Patna News-Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 May 2020.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Won’t agree on less than 7 Lok Sabha seats: Paras
  3. ^ Most JDU faces retained in 28-member Nitish Cabinet: BJP gets 11, LJP one
  4. ^ "Modi cabinet rejig: Full list of new ministers". India Today. Retrieved 7 July 2021.