Pappu Yadav on fast to back Anna

Patna: Former MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, facing life term in CPI-M MLA Ajit Sarkar murder case, today sat on a fast-unto-death inside the high-security Beur jail here to lend support to the agitation launched by eminent social activist Anna Hazare for weeding out corruption.

Pappu Yadav began the fast with other inmates inside the jail after apprising the jail authorities of their decision, official sources said.

He said he would not withdraw the agitation till Hazare's demand for weeding out corruption was met.