Ex-RJD leader Pappu Yadav braces for Lok Sabha polls
Posted on: 05:33 PM IST Jun 04, 2013
Patna: Controversial former RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, who was released from jail recently in CPI-M Legislator Ajit Sarkar murder case, on Tuesday indicated that he could fight 2014 general elections from any seat of Madhepura, Araria, Khagaria or Sitamarhi in Bihar depending on "decision of the people". He said it was on Congress to take a decision on him. "My wife and former MP Ranjeeta Ranjan is in Congress hence any decision on me has to be taken by that party", he told reporters.
Yadav, however, said his main objective was to unite people against "opportunists" leader and party who have always "cheated" Seemanchal areas.
Asked about possibility of joining hands either with Lalu Prasad or Nitish Kumar, he said he does not have enmity with anybody. "Whatever will be in the best interest of my supporters I will do," he added.
Yadav (45) is set to launch "Ashirwad yatra" from June 6 from Purnia. He was serving jail term in Tihar in Delhi and Beur in Patna for the past 12 years in different cases. Yadav was convicted by a lower court in Sarkar murder case in 2008. Due to conviction he could not contest last general elections.
Talking about his days in prison, he said he has penned a book on his life full of oppression which would be released in July. He said a film would come on his life before March 2014.