Ranjeet Ranjan

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Ranjeet Ranjan
Member of the India Parliament
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded byVishwa Mohan Kumar
ConstituencySupaul
Personal details
Born (1974-01-07) 7 January 1974 (age 45)
Rewa, Madhya Pradesh
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Pappu Yadav (Rajesh Ranjan)
Children1 son & 1 daughter
ResidencePurnia

Ranjeet Ranjan (born 1 July 1974) is an Indian politician. She is member of the 16th 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 a former three-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,[1] she still managed to attract 332927 votes[2] on her own and winning the elections against her immediate rivals Dileshwar Kamait of JD(U) and Kameshwar Chaupal of BJP.

Life[edit]

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.[3][4]

Ranjeet Ranjan also called as Ranjeeta Ranjan, was an active lawn tennis player in the Bihar circuit, when Pappu Yadav noticed her on the tennis courts in Patna in 1993. He proposed to her. Eventually, he converted to Sikhism and married her.[3]

One year after the marriage, she contested the assembly elections in 1995, but lost.[5] After this she was involved in Pappu Yadav's election campaign in 1999.[3] In 2004, she entered the fray again, from Saharsa in North Bihar, near Pappu's stronghold of Purnea.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/from...s...to-ranjeet-ranjan.../451891
  2. ^ http://newsreporter.in/ranjeet-ranjan-of-inc-wins-the-supaul-constituency-bihar-lok-sabha-election-2014-508387>
  3. ^ a b c http://blogs.hindustantimes.com/just-people/2009/03/24/just-people/
  4. ^ http://india.gov.in/my-government/indian-parliament/ranjeet-ranjan
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 September 2012. Retrieved 2009-10-30.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ http://www.indianexpress.com/news/twilight-hour-for-the-don/463873/0

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