Kamlesh Paswan

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Kamlesh Paswan
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
Preceded byMahabir Prasad
ConstituencyBansgaon, Uttar Pradesh[1]
Personal details
Born (1976-08-06) 6 August 1976 (age 43)[1]
Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party.[1]
Children3 Jai, Raksha and Tanu
ParentsOm Prakash Paswan (Father),
Subhawati Paswan (Mother)
ResidenceGorakhpur & New Delhi.[1]
Alma materSt. Pauls School in Gorakhpur.[1]
ProfessionBusinessperson &
CommitteesMember, Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment

Kamlesh Paswan is an Indian politician and is Member of Parliament in the 17th Lok Sabha of India. Paswan represents the Bansgaon constituency of Uttar Pradesh and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party political party.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Kamlesh Paswan was born in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. He is a matriculate from St. Paul's School in Gorakhpur.[1] His father, Om Prakash Paswan, was also a politician and was killed in 1996 while addressing a public meeting.[2]

Political career[edit]

Paswan was also a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly. In 2009, he contested for Lok Sabha elections and became a member of the 15th Lok Sabha from Bansgaon constituency. He is now a member of 16th Lok Sabha.[1]

Threat on life[edit]

In October 2013, Paswan claimed that his life was under threat from "political rivals and mafia" in the region. Reportedly, he had requested the District magistrate and the Superintendent of police for providing him security cover. Paswan also stated that he contemplated raising his security concerns to the Chief Minister of U.P., Akhilesh Yadav.[2]

Posts held[edit]

# From To Position
01 2002 2007 Member Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
02 2009 2014 Member, 15th Lok Sabha
03 2009 2014 Member, Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment
04 2014 2019 Member, 16th Lok Sabha
05 2019 Incumbent Member, 17th Lok Sabha

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Member Profile". Lok Sabha website. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Threat". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 3 January 2014.