Jan Adhikar Party leader Pappu Yadav joins Congress

JAP Leader Pappu Yadav joins Congress and merges JAP with the grand old party at the party head office in Delhi.
Jan Adhikar Party leader Pappu Yadav joins Congress

Former five-time Member of Parliament (MP) from Bihar, Pappu Yadav, who has a strong influence in the Seemanchal area of the eastern state, joined the Congress party on Wednesday. Yadav, the husband of Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ranjeet Ranjan, announced the merger of his Jan Adhikar Party with the Congress.

Accompanied by his son Sarthak Ranjan and other party leaders, Yadav made the announcement at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters. Expressing his reasons for joining the Congress, Yadav emphasized his commitment to fighting against what he referred to as "dictatorship" in the country, aiming to uphold democracy and the Constitution.

Yadav expressed gratitude towards the Congress leadership, particularly Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, for their support and love. He highlighted Rahul Gandhi's efforts in addressing the concerns of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) by advocating for a caste census.

Asserting his dedication to the cause of safeguarding democracy and the Constitution, Yadav stated that joining Rahul Gandhi's fight against dictatorship was the only way forward. Mohan Prakash, the Congress affairs in-charge for Bihar, also attended the announcement.

Yadav expressed optimism about the Congress's prospects in the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha and 2025 assembly elections. He thanked Mallikarjun Kharge, the national president of the Congress, along with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for their support. Yadav pledged to contribute his utmost efforts to strengthen the Congress party and work towards its success.