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Ram Vilas Paswan says son Chirag will be next Lok Janshakti Party chief

"After me, Chirag Paswan will head the LJP. Chirag has the capability to lead the party," the Union minister said.

Reported by: IANS, Patna [ Updated: October 07, 2017 14:47 IST ]
Ram Vilas Paswan with son Chirag
Ram Vilas Paswan with son Chirag

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan has declared that his only son Chirag Paswan will succeed him as the party leader.

"After me, Chirag Paswan will head the LJP. Chirag has the capability to lead the party," the Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution told his party's two-day convention at Rajgir in Nalanda district on Friday.

Chirag Paswan is the LJP MP from Jamui and heads the party's parliamentary board. Before embracing politics, Chirag Paswan tried to make a career in Bollywod but failed to click.

In Bihar, the LJP is widely known as a 'Parivar' party.

Ram Vilas Paswan's elder brother Ramchander Paswan is also an MP while his younger brother Pasupati Kumar Paras is a Bihar minister. Ram Vilas Paswan's two sons-in-law from his first wife are also in the party.

The LJP won six seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

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