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Ranjeet Ranjan

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Ranjeet Ranjan
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
29 June 2022
Preceded byRamvichar Netam
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
16 May 2014 – 23 May 2019
Preceded byDinesh Chandra Yadav
Succeeded byDileshwar Kamait
In office
Preceded byDinesh Chandra Yadav
Personal details
Born (1974-01-07) 7 January 1974 (age 50)
Rewa, Madhya Pradesh
Political partyIndian National Congress
SpousePappu Yadav (Rajesh Ranjan)
Source: [1]

Ranjeet Ranjan (born 7 January 1974) also known as Ranjeeta is an Indian politician serving as Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from Chhattisgarh. She was member of the 14th Lok Sabha as a Member of Parliament from Supaul, Bihar from the Indian National Congress party.

She is married to politician Rajesh Ranjan better known as Pappu Yadav[1] a four-time winner of the Lok Sabha polls, who has also won the 16th Lok Sabha election from the constituency of Madhepura, Bihar as an independent Rashtriya Janata Dal candidate.

In the 14th Lok Sabha, she won and became one of the youngest MPs of Saharsa in North Bihar, Even though Congress' star campaigners, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, have not canvassed her in Supaul,[2] she still managed to attract 332927 votes[3] on her own and winning the elections against her immediate rivals Dileshwar Kamait of JD(U) and Kameshwar Chaupal of BJP.


Ranjan was born in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh brought up in Jammu, studied in Punjab and settled in Delhi. Further, her ancestors were Kashmiri Pandit turned Sikhs.[4][5]

Ranjeet Ranjan converted to Sikhism and married her.[4]

One year after the marriage, she contested the assembly elections in 1995, but lost.[6] After this she was involved in Pappu Yadav's election campaign in 1999.[4] In 2004, she entered the fray again, from Saharsa in North Bihar, near Pappu's stronghold of Purnea.[citation needed]

However, in 2009, she shifted to the nearby Supaul constituency, partly because both she and her husband changed over to the Indian National Congress. This time though, she lost by more than 1.5 lakhs to Vishwa Mohan Kumar of Janata Dal (United).[7]

In the 2014 elections Ranjeeta Ranjan gained the Supaul seat as a Congress candidate defeating JD(U) rival Dileshwar Kamait by around 60,000 votes and made it to Lok Sabha.[citation needed]

On Women's day 2016, she came to parliament on her Harley Davidson bike.[8]


  1. ^ "Bihar's biwi brigade". The Times of India. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  2. ^ "From Pappu's wife to Ranjeet Ranjan, a Congress winner - Indian Express".
  3. ^ http://newsreporter.in/ranjeet-ranjan-of-inc-wins-the-supaul-constituency-bihar-lok-sabha-election-2014-508387>
  4. ^ a b c Hindustan Times
  5. ^ "National Portal of India".
  6. ^ "Loud and clear, a Sikh vote of confidence - Express India". Archived from the original on 30 September 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2009.
  7. ^ "Twilight hour for the don". 22 May 2009.
  8. ^ "Riding the crest". theweek.in. Archived from the original on 15 February 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2022.

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