New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday hit back at Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Lalu Prasad’s eldest daughter Misa Bharti for her remarks against Union minister Ram Kripal Yadav wherein she said that she felt like chopping off the hands of her father’s former aide when he defected to the ruling party ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Also Read - Bihar Assembly Election 2020: BJP President JP Nadda to Meet Party Brass in State to Decide on Seat Sharing

“Misa Bharti should apologise, in public and with folded hands, to Ram Kripal Yadav. If she fails to do so she will get a befitting reply from the people of Pataliputra in the Lok Sabha polls,”BJP spokesperson Nikhil Anand said in a statement. Also Read - 'Is it a Sin to Discuss Politics?' Asks Sanjay Raut as Political Circles Abuzz After Chandrakant Patil's 'Tea-biscuit' Statement

Anand also claimed that ever since RJD supremo’s younger son Tejashwi has taken over the reins of the party, Bharti and Tej Pratap the elder son have grown restless and seem to be competing for attention. The results are often ridiculous or downright disgusting. The party’s senior leaders should ask her to apologise or, they should do so themselves on her behalf. Also Read - Bihar Polls 2020: Centre Earmarks 30,000 Central Security Forces For 3 Phase Assembly Elections

Citing an example of Tej Pratap’s recent comment about Bhai Virendra, an MLA from Maner, BJP leader alleged that the senior RJD leaders were often being humiliated by Prasads children.

Notably, the controversy erupted after Misa Bharti stated that she wanted to chop off Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav’s hands when he joined BJP.

“He (Ram Kripal Yadav) used to cut chaff. We had huge respect for him. However, we stopped respecting him when he went on to join hands with Sushil Kumar Modi. At that time I felt like cutting his hands from the same chaff cutting machine,” Bharti said while addressing a gathering in Patna’s Bikram area.

Although she reportedly made the remark on January 16, the matter came to light on Saturday when news channels beamed its footage.