Chirag Paswan’s Political Ascendancy: From Bollywood Aspirations to Union Minister in Modi’s Cabinet

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Chirag Paswan’s Political Ascendancy Chirag Paswan, leader of the Lok Janshakti Party, has been appointed to Modi’s 3.0 Union cabinet, marking a significant political ascent. Representing the Hajipur Lok Sabha constituency, a seat formerly held by his late father, Ram Vilas Paswan, Chirag’s journey from aspiring Bollywood actor to Union minister is remarkable. Despite internal party splits led by his uncle, Pashupati Paras, and the loss of the party’s symbol, Chirag founded the Lok Janshakti Party (Ramvilas Paswan) and secured all five seats it contested in the 2024 elections.

Chirag’s political career began in 2012 with the LJP. He won his first Lok Sabha seat from Jamui in 2014, a constituency his father had represented multiple times since 1977. Re-elected in 2019, he became the national president of LJP the same year. Chirag’s efforts to form an alliance with the BJP in 2014 revitalized the LJP, leading to electoral successes in 2014 and 2019. Despite facing familial disputes following his father’s death in 2020, Chirag’s leadership has solidified his political standing. With a net worth of ₹2.68 crore, Chirag Paswan’s political influence continues to grow, reflecting his resilience and strategic acumen.

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