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The Guinness Record And Other Stories

Hajipur: Ram Vilas Paswan

The Guinness Record And Other Stories
Narendra Bisht
The Guinness Record And Other Stories
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Ram Vilas Paswan, Union minister for steel, chemicals and fertilisers, is fighting the toughest election of his life from Hajipur, the seat where he set a Guinness world record for winning a parliamentary constituency with the largest margin. That was a long time ago and 32 years later he would be a happy man if he just won. Indeed, people know that Paswan faces a tough contest yet most still expect he will somehow scrape though. He has fought seven elections from Hajipur and lost only once. This is his eighth attempt from his bastion.

In terms of visible development, Paswan has certainly brought in big projects to Hajipur. His efforts have made Hajipur the zonal railway headquarters so there’s always some construction and expansion work linked to the railways happening here. Besides Paswan is given credit for establishing the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education here...

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