Pashupati Kumar Paras


Pashupati Kumar Paras
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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
President of the Rashtriya Lok Janshakti Party
Assumed office
5 October 2021 (2021-10-05)
Preceded byPost established
Personal details
Political partyRashtriya Lok Janshakti Party
Other political
Lok Janshakti Party

Pashupati Kumar Paras (born 12 July 1952) is an Indian politician who is currently serving as the Minister of Food Processing Industries in the Government of India. 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. After the faction in Lok Janshakti Party, he is National President of Rashtriya Lok Janshakti Party.[2][3]

Political career

He has been a member of Bihar Legislative Assembly 7 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.[4][5]

He became Minister of Food Processing Industry in Second Modi ministry when cabinet overhaul happened.[6]


  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. ^ Team, DNA Video. "EC allots 'Rashtriya Lok Janshakti Party' to Pashupati Paras | Latest News & Updates at". DNA India. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Lok Janshakti Party EC allots name Lok Janshakti Party Ram Vilas and election symbol Helicopter to Chirag Paswan Pashupati Kumar Paras Rashtriya Lok Janshakti Party एलजेपी के हुए दो फाड़, EC ने बना दिए 2 दल, चिराग पासवान के दल का नाम हुआ लोक जनशक्ति पार्टी (रामविलास | Times Now Navbharat Hindi News". Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  4. ^ Won’t agree on less than 7 Lok Sabha seats: Paras
  5. ^ Singh, Santosh (30 July 2017). "Most JDU faces retained in 28-member Nitish Cabinet: BJP gets 11, LJP one". The Indian Express. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Modi cabinet rejig: Full list of new ministers". India Today. Retrieved 7 July 2021.