Asha Paswan is the daughter of the famous politician from Bihar, Ram Vilas Paswan. She is famous for taking her own stand against her own father and building her career successfully despite her father’s political influence.
|FULL NAME||ASHA PASWAN|
|DATE OF BIRTH||UNKNOWN|
|SCHOOL / COLLEGE||DID NOT ATTEND, EITHER|
|BIRTHPLACE||KHAGARIA, BIHAR, INDIA|
|HOMETOWN||KHAGARIA, BIHAR, INDIA|
|CASTE||SCHEDULED CASTE (DALIT)|
|POLITICAL PARTY||RASHTRIYE JANATA DAL|
|HEIGHT||IN CENTIMETER – 157 CM |
IN METER – 1.57 M
IN FEET AND INCHES – 5’2”
|WEIGHT||IN KILOGRAM – 65KG |
IN POUNDS – 143 LBS
|SKIN COLOUR||SLIGHTLY DARK|
|HAIR LENGTH||SHOULDER LENGTH|
|EYE COLOUR||DARK BROWN|
Asha Paswan was born and brought up in Khagaria, Bihar. Her father, Ram Vilas Paswan, is the Former Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and a famous politician of Bihar. He recently passed away in October 2020. Her mother is Rajkumari Devi. She is a homemaker and has never attended school or college (uneducated).
Asha Paswan’s brother is Chirag Paswan, an actor turned politician. She also has two sisters, Ushna Paswan and Nisha Paswan (step sister).
Asha Paswan has four children – two sons, Ashish Paswan and Aman Paswan and two daughters – Tanya Paswan and Anu Paswan.
Asha Paswan is married to Anil Kumar, also famously known as Sadhu Paswan. He too is a politician and in the same party as his wife.
Asha Paswan had an estranged relationship with her father and in many occasions, stood up against him. Speculations say it is because of the discriminatory behaviour towards her and her sisters and favourable behaviour towards her brother.
Being born in a traditional and Patriarchial family, Asha Paswan and her sisters never got the support from her father in building her career, while her brother Chirag Paswan was made Lok Janashakti Party’s parliamentary gathering leader.
Initially, Asha Paswan joined her father’s party, Lok Janashakti Party, but later she joined Rashtriya Janata Dal. She has announced that she would contest the next Lok Sabha Polls.
She said, “I am going to contest against Ram Vilas Paswan in 2019 Lok Sabha Polls from his Hajipur parliamentary constituency, if I get an RJD ticket.”
Her husband, Sadhu Paswan, tried multiple times for contesting as an MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly) on a LJP ( Lok Janshakti Party) ticket.
However, after not getting a ticket for the Bihar Assembly Polls from LJP, he betrayed the gathering (LJP) and joined the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).
FACTS AND CONTROVERSIES
- In January 2019, at a demonstration near the Lok Janshakti Party office in Patna, Asha Paswan criticised her father for calling Rabri Devi an “angootha chhap” (illiterate). She said “My father should take back his words, He should respect all women.”
- In 2018, Asha Paswan’s husband, Anil Sandhu made headlines when he said “If RJD will give tickets to my wife (Asha Paswan) and me, we’ll definitely fight against the Paswans. They have not only insulted me, they’ve even insulted STs/SCs. Dalits aren’t their bonded labourers”.
- She and her husband staged a protest at Patna Airport on October 9 after they were not allowed entry inside to receive the body of the departed leader.
- She and her husband Anil Sadhu protested in front of the car of Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi when he received the body of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) founder.