Chhedi Paswan

Political Party: Bharatiya Janata Party
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Chhedi Paswan (born 4 February 1956) is a member of 16th Lok Sabha (2014-2019) and a former member of Bihar Legislative Assembly. He represents the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).


Between 1985-89 he was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Bihar, where he represented the Lok Dal party from the Chenari constituency. He was Secretary General of the Yuva Lok Dal in Bihar between 1987-89.[citation needed] Paswan was elected to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India, in 1989 and 1991 as a Janata Dal candidate from Sasaram constituency, defeating Meira Kumar of the Indian National Congress party on both occasions. He lost the 1996 Lok Sabha election to Muni Lall of the BJP.[citation needed] He defected to the BJP in 2014 from Janata Dal (United) after alleging party leader Nitish Kumar was acting in an autocratic manner. He contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election and won the Sasaram seat but the victory was set aside by the Patna High Court on the grounds that his election affidavit did not mention criminal cases pending against him. The Supreme Court of India stayed the order but Paswan's voting rights were not restored, which prevented him from voting in the 2017 Presidential elections.

Personal life

Paswan was born on 4 February 1956 in Sasaram to Ramchandra Paswan and Laxmina Devi. He was awarded a M.A. degree in Labour and Social Welfare from the Patna University. He is married to Premkali Devi. He has three sons and two daughters.  


Positions Held:1985 – 1989 Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly
1985 – 1987 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings, Bihar Legislative Assembly
1987 – 1988 Member, Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Bihar Legislative Assembly
1988 – 1989 Member, Committee on Petitions, Bihar Legislative Assembly
Secretary, Yuva Janata Dal
1989 Member, Library Committee, Bihar Legislative Assembly
1989 Elected to 9th Lok Sabha
1990 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Chemicals Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications
19 Jan 1990 Member, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
04 Dec 1991 Chairman, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table
1991 – 1992 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications
1992 – 1995 Vice Chairman, State Sports Authority, Bihar
2000 Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly
2000 – 2004 Minister of State, Agriculture, (Independent Charge), Government of Bihar
2005 Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly
2008 – 2010 Cabinet Minister, Building Construction & Awas Department, Government of Bihar
2010 – May, 2014 Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly
May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1 Sep. 2014 onwards Member, Committee on Petitions.
Member, Standing Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers
Sep. 2014-20 April, 2015 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
25 March, 2015 onward Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs
20 April 2015 onwards Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism and Culture