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Chirag Paswan Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Bio/Wiki ProfessionPolitician Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm in meters- 1.83 m in feet & inches- 6’ Eye ColourDark Brown Hair ColourBlack Politics Political PartyLok Janshakti Party (LJP)

Some Lesser Known Facts About Chirag Paswan

  1. Chirag Paswan is an Indian politician. He belongs to the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), and he is also two-term Member of Parliament (MP). Chirag is the son of the veteran politician, Ram Vilas Paswan.

Chirag Paswan in his office

  1. Since he was a child, Chirag was interested in Bollywood. He used to watch Bollywood films all the time, and he would also practise acting in front of the mirror.

Chirag Paswan during his younger days

  1. Chirag Paswan was an actor before he entered politics.

Chirag Paswan with his co-stars Neeru Bajwa (left) and Sagarika Ghatge (right)

  1. In 2011, he made his Bollywood debut with the movie, “Miley Naa Miley Hum” with Kangana Ranaut, Neeru Bajwa, and Sagarika Ghatge. However, the movie was unsuccessful at the box office.

Chirag Paswan with Kangana Ranaut (top), Neeru Bajwa (left), and Sagarika Ghatge (right) in the poster of Miley Naa Miley Hum

  1. In 2012, he quit Bollywood and joined politics.

  2. The LJP was not in a good position when he entered politics. However, he worked hard and revived the party in a short span of time.

Chirag Paswan with his father Ram Vilas Paswan during his first rally after joining the LJP

  1. In 2014, he was an important part in the formation of an alliance between the LJP and the BJP. In 2002, following the Gujarat riots, Ram Vilas Paswan had broken his alliance with the BJP. Chirag convinced his father that they should be allied with the BJP and it was the right thing to do.

Chirag Paswan (extreme left) with Ram Vilas Paswan (left), Amit Shah (centre) and Nitish Kumar (right) announcing LJP & BJP’s alliance

  1. Chirag liked Narendra Modi‘s Gujarat model, and it persuaded him to be allied with the BJP.

Chirag Paswan with Narendra Modi

  1. His decision to be allied with the BJP proved to be successful, and the LJP, which did not win a single seat in the 2009 General Elections, won six of the seven seats it contested in the 2014 General Elections.

  2. Chirag runs an NGO named, Chirag Paswan Foundation. The NGO works towards providing education to underprivileged children and jobs to the unemployed youth of Bihar.

Chirag Paswan in an event organized by his NGO

  1. In December 2018, Ram Vilas Paswan announced that he will not be contesting elections anymore, he also announced that all the major decisions of the LJP will be taken by Chirag from then onwards, and the party should support him.

Chirag Paswan being felicitated after becoming the National President of the LJP

  1. On 12 November 2019, he announced that the LJP will be contesting the 2019 Jharkhand Assembly Elections without the BJP as an ally. He said that they would have contested together as an alliance, but the BJP was offering them token seats where the LJP was not prepared to contest. He said that the LJP is a strong party now, and it can contest alone.

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1. ↑ India Today 2. ↑ Rediff 3, 4. ↑ MyNeta


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