Kamlesh Paswan is an Indian politician who contested in the 15th Lok Sabha elections in the Bansgaon constituency and won by defeating Shree Nath Ji of BSP. He successfully retained his seat in the 16th Lok Sabha elections. He was also the MLA of Uttar Pradesh for one term in 2002. He is a student of St. Paul's School in Gorakhpur and a graduate of Akhilabhagya P.G. College, Ranapar, Chauri Chaura, Gorakhpur. His father, Om Prakash Paswan, was also a politician and was killed in 1996 while addressing a public meeting. In 2018 the district court in Gorakhpur ordered the Cantonment police to register an FIR against BJP MP Kamlesh Paswan for alleged land grabbing.
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