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Ram Vilas Paswan Takes Oath in Modi 2.0 Cabinet

May 30, 2019 09:06 PM IST India India

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan, the cabinet minister of consumer affairs, food and public distribution, has been sworn-in in a star-studded ceremony as part of the Narendra Modi government. He did not contest elections in 2019 and was assured of a Rajya Sabha seat by the BJP before polls. Paswan and his son Chirag took some time to come on board with the NDA after a disagreement over division of seats caused a rift. Paswan has always managed to ally with the winning party and snag a ministerial position in most coalition governments, whether it is led by the Congress or the BJP.