Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Misa Bharti hit back at Pappu Yadav after the latter described Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Kanhaiya Kumar as a much bigger leader than Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tejaswi Yadav saying unlike Tejaswi, who inherited the leadership from his father, Kanhaiya was a self-made man.
Coming out in defense of her brother, Misa Bharti said the Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) chief and a former RJD leader was a man without any base and it was not up to him but up to the people of Bihar to decide who was a bigger leader and who was not.
"Who does Pappu Yadav think he is to give leadership certificate to others? He is a failed politician who has no base. The entire Bihar knows the truth about the leader who is now giving big statements in favor of Kanhaiya Kumar," the former Rajya Sabha MP said.
The RJD leader further said that Pappu Yadav was a spent force whose only desire was to remain in the media limelight by making useless statements.
"Pappu Yadav has no political relevance in Bihar anymore. With state elections coming up soon, he wants to remain on the frontpage by continuing to make outrageous statements. Kanhaiya Kumar is a youth leader and my father always encouraged youths to join politics. We have absolutely no problem with Kanhaiya," she said.
Not to be outdone by Misa Bharti, Pappu Yadav fired back at her saying everything he said about Kanhaiya was true whether anyone liked it or not.
"A leader who runs away when the state is facing unprecedent flooding in its history or when AES (Acute Encephalitis Syndrome) grips the entire state is no leader. Someone who has no time to make a statement about assault on Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Jamia Millia Islamia University students and who inherits politics from his father, what can you say about him? My advice to Tejaswi Yadav would be to first learn to manage his own home before trying to solve the problem of Bihar," the JAP leader said.