Founder of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and Union Minister in the Narendra Modi led Government Ram Vilas Paswan died on Thursday. Paswan aged 74, as of late went through a heart medical procedure in a Delhi clinic. He filled in as the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in the Indian government.
Paswan was hospitalized for longer than a month at this point in a Delhi clinic. Not long ago, Chirag Paswan had tweeted that his dad went through a detour medical procedure, and if the need emerges another activity may be directed following half a month.
Paswan, who was viewed as one of the most conspicuous Dalit heads of the nation, was instrumental in the execution of the Mandal Commission report during the 1990s. Paswan was first chosen for the Bihar Legislative Assembly as the head of the Samyukta Socialist Party in 1969. The LJP originator won the Lok Sabha decisions multiple times. He additionally held the record of winning the Hajipur electorate with the most noteworthy edge for quite a while.
Paswan’s child Chirag Paswan declared the downfall of his dad on his Twitter account. Posting an enthusiastic message the LJP president said his dad will consistently be with him. He tweeted, ” Papa ….Now you are not in this world but I know you are always with me wherever you are. Miss you Papa…”
Political characters cutting across partisan principals mourned Paswan’s passing. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress pioneer Rahul Gandhi, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress pioneer Kapil Sibal, Union Minister Jitendra Singh, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, and a few others communicated trouble over Paswan’s demise and given sympathies to the perished family.
“In the demise of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, the nation has lost a visionary leader. He was among the most active and longest-serving members of parliament. He was the voice of the oppressed, and championed the cause of the marginalized.”Further, he tweeted, “A firebrand socialist in youth, mentored by the likes of Jayaprakash Narayan during anti-Emergency movement, Paswan ji had enviable rapport with masses and he ardently strove for their welfare. Condolences to his family and supporters.”
While communicating sympathies, PM Modi said he has lost a companion and an esteemed associate. “Paswanji’s passing has left a void in the nation that will maybe never be filled,” he said. “I am saddened beyond words. There is a void in our nation that will perhaps never be filled. Shri Ram Vilas Paswan Ji’s demise is a personal loss. I have lost a friend, a valued colleague, and someone who was extremely passionate to ensure every poor person leads a life of dignity.” PM Modi tweeted.
Congress pioneer Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “The news of the untimely demise of Ram Vilas Paswan ji is sad. The poor-downtrodden lost a strong political voice today. My condolences to his family members.”
Today, President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind pays the tribute to the Late Ram Vilas Paswan. Along with @rashtrapatibhvn twitted, President Kovind paid his respects to late Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, at his residence 12, Janpath, New Delhi.
Today, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi pays the tribute to the Late Ram Vilas Paswan. Along with he twitted, Paid respects to late Shri Ram Vilas Paswan Ji. His unwavering commitment to social justice will always be remembered.
Paswan ji is a prominent figure in the national politics. The life journey of this leader is described in the below timeline.
1946: Born in Bihar’s Khagaria district
1969: Elected to Bihar assembly as a member of the Samyukta Socialist Party
1974: Became general secretary of the Lok Dal
1975: Arrested during Emergency and spent the entire period in jail
1977: Became a member of Janata Party and won election to Lok Sabha with a record margin from Hajipur
1983: Established the Dalit Sena, an organization for the emancipation and welfare of Dalits
1989: Appointed Union minister of labour and welfare in the VP Singh government.
1996: Became Union railway minister
2000: Broke from Janata Dal to form Lok Janshakti Party (LJP).
2002: Quit the National Democratic Alliance
2004: Joined United Progressive Alliance government and appointed Union minister of chemicals and fertilizers and steel.
2005: LJP emerged kingmaker in Bihar elections but after months of President’s Rule, fails to perform well.
2009: Lost elections from Hajipur for first time in 33 years.
2014: Elected to Lok Sabha from Hajipur while his son Chirag won from Jamui. Appointed minister of consumer affairs
2019: Elected to Rajya Sabha
Paswan’s passing comes days before Bihar Assembly Elections 2020. Eminently, a couple of days back the LJP chose to break attachments with the Janata Dal (United) and challenge the Bihar surveys alone. Declaring his gathering’s choice to go solo in the surveys, Chirag Paswan said the LJP has issues with Nitish Kumar headed gathering. He, in any case, clarified that LJP generally approves of the BJP and would keep on staying with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the Center.