Pappu Yadav expelled from RJD, may join BJP
Controversial Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Pappu Yadav, who opposed the tie-up with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, was on Thursday expelled from the party amid speculation that he may join hands with BJP ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections.
“Pappu Yadav has been expelled from the party for six years for indulging in anti-party activities,” said Ramdeo Bhandari, chief general secretary, RJD.
A five-time MP, Rajesh Ranjan, alias Pappu Yadav, defeated JD(U) president Sharad Yadav in Madhepura in the last general elections and has been attacking RJD chief Lalu Prasad over the Janata Parivar merger. He had also targeted Prasad over his suggestion that his son will take over RJD’s reins.
“He (Pappu) was hobnobbing with BJP while our party and leader Lalu Prasad have fought the communal forces,” said RJD MP Jay Prakash Narayan Yadav.
A known detractor of Nitish Kumar, Pappu Yadav was also opposed to the removal of Jitan Ram Manjhi as Bihar CM.
He will be holding a rally in Madhepura, his constituency, next week.