Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on Wednesday claimed that the Congress has extended its support to his mother Shanti Priya, an independent candidate from Purnia parliamentary constituency.
Yadav said that CWC member and in-charge of Bihar affairs Sardar Iqbal Singh has agreed to support her mother’s candidature from Purnia.
“There will not be any official nominee of Congress in Purnia. Instead, it will support my mother,” Yadav told PTI.
Pappu, an RJD MP, who cannot contest this time due to his conviction in a murder case, said his mother would file her nomination papers on Thursday.