Pappu Yadav's MP wife raises his arrest in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Lok Sabha MP Ranjeet Ranjan on Tuesday raised the issue of the arrest of her husband and MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav in Bihar and asked if protesting was a crime in a democracy like India.

Without naming Pappu Yadav, Ranjan said the legislator was arrested at 8 p.m. and was threatened with being beaten up by police.

"Is protesting outside the state assembly a crime? Will the government conspire to kill protesters?" Ranjan said raising the issue in zero hour.

Yadav is an MP from Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) which he founded after being expelled from the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).

The Patna police on Monday night arrested Madhepura Member of Parliament Pappu Yadav, hours after his supporters clashed with police during a protest march towards the state assembly to protest power tariff hike.

Police said the arrest was in connection with an old case related to creating ruckus near Kargil Chowk on January 24.




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