Patna: The former chief minister of Bihar Lalu Yadav's daughter and Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) leader Misa Bharti during a rally on Wednesday in Patna said that she felt like “chopping off" Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav's hands after he joined the 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 with the same chaff cutting machine," said Bharti. 

Kripal Yadav was RJD loyalist and a close aide of Lalu before quitting the party and joining the BJP in 2014. 

Kripal Yadav said that though he was a faithful and hardworking member of the RJD, he was denied a ticket by the party in 2014. He also said, "Narendra Modi is the man India is look up to.”

During the last general election (2014), he contested against Bharti for the Patliputra Lok Sabha seat and won it. 

This year, Bharti is again contesting from Patliputra. She said that she is confident of winning the election this time as she didn’t get enough time to prepare before last elections. 

Bharti recently made headlines after Lok Janshakti Party president and BJP ally Ram Vilas Paswan accused her and Manoj Jha of using "indecent and unparliamentary" language against him during a debate in Parliament on the bill for reservation for the general category poor.

"After I supported the bill, RJD MPs Misha Bharti and Manoj Jha used indecent and unparliamentary language against me during the debate in Rajya Sabha on January 9," Paswan said in a tweet.

With PTI inputs