New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad’s eldest daughter Misa Bharti has stoked a controversy by saying that she wanted to chop off Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav’s hands when he defected to the Bharatiya Janata Party (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.
Speaking at the event, Bharti said she is now confident of her win this time as she didn’t get enough time to prepare during 2014 polls. Earlier this month, Misa’s brother Tej Pratap Yadav, had also claimed that the people of Patliputra want ‘Misa didi’.
In 2014, Yadav joined BJP. He was upset over Misa being made the candidate from Patliputra constituency in Bihar.
“I have been a dedicated worker of the RJD for 35 years but was forced to take this step,” Yadav, who was considered a close aide of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav had said after joining the BJP.
“In RJD, family is getting preference over others. I was pained at what was happening to ordinary workers like us. We felt that social justice was what we must fight for and not for one family,” he had said in an apparent attack on Lalu.