Pappu Yadav

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Pappu Yadav
Member of the India Parliament
for Madhepura
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded by Sharad Yadav
Personal details
Born (1967-12-24) 24 December 1967 (age 47)
Political party Expelled from RJD[1]
Spouse(s) Ranjeet Ranjan
Children 1 Son & 1 Daughter
Residence Purnea (Bihar)

Rajesh Ranjan (24 December 1967), better known as Pappu Yadav (popular name "Netajee"), is an Indian politician from Rashtriya Janata Dal.[2][3] He won elections to the Lok Sabha (the lower house of the Parliament of India) in 1991, 1996, 1999, and in 2004 from several constituencies in Bihar as an Independent / SP / LJP / RJD candidate. Pappu Yadav became one of the 'best performing' MPs in 2015[4]

In February 2008, he was convicted in the murder of Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) legislator Ajit Sarkar and sentenced to life imprisonment. Subsequently he was debarred from the 2009 general election. Mr. Yadav is believed to be affiliated to the INC. Pappu Yadav defeated Sharad Yadav in the 2014 general elections.[5] His wife Ranjeet Ranjan, an MP from Supaul, is a Congress leader.[6]


Pappu Yadav was born on 24 December 1967 in a Landlord family in Khurda Karveli village, Purniea district, Bihar. His starting school education in Anand Marg School, Anand Palli, Supoul. He completed graduation in Poltical Science from B N Mandal University, Madhepura. He did Diploma in Diaster Management and Human Rights from IGNOU. Ranjesh Ranjan is official name but Pappu nickname name given by his Grand Father in childhood. He is married to Ranjeet Ranjan. He is known as Netajee in Koshi Area, Bihar. He is voice of poor people in Koshi area.[citation needed] He is the charismatic personality of politics in Bihar after Lalu prasad yadav.[citation needed] He is Member of Parliament from Madhepura, which is the popular place of Gope (yadav). One phrase is popular for Madhepura - "Rome Pop ka Madhepura Gope (Yadav) Ka".

He was elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly from Singheshwarsthan, Madhepura in 1990 as an independent candidate, and in 1991 he contested and won through to the 10th Lok Sabha from Purnia. He was at various times a member of RJD, the Samajwadi Party and the Lok Janshakti Party.

On 7 May 2015, the RJD expelled Rajesh Ranjan for years due to anti-RJD activities after speculation rose that he may join the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for the 2015 Bihar Legislative Assembly election.[7]


Official Website of Rajesh Ranjan (Pappu Yadav)