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Misa mentions 'rift between brothers', sparks rumours of infighting

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Lalu Yadav's eldest daughter on Monday acknowledged the "rift" between her two brothers -- and but later clarified that despite all differences, the party was a "big family".

Latching onto her statement, the alleged that Bharti's admittance of infighting in the (RJD) would lead to the collapse of the party and its dynasty

Addressing party workers in Maner on the outskirts of Patna, Bharti asked them to give up bickering and stay united.

"Even our family has witnessed a rift between two brothers but where do differences not come up? Five fingers of our hands are not equal. But the RJD is like a big family," Bharti said.

"We are not lacking in support base. The challenge is to keep our flock together," she added.

However, Bharti later claimed that her call for unity among party workers was presented in a distorted manner.

Taking to she said: "My appeal to party workers to forget their differences and unite in the larger interest of the party is being distorted and presented out of context," she tweeted.

in the Pataliputra seat from where Bharti had made an unsuccessful electoral debut in 2014. She got elected to the Rajya Sabha later.

Bharti further warned that no "back-stabbing" will be tolerated by any member of the party.

"The time has come for you all to give up small differences and brace for the bigger challenges and do not give our opponents a chance to exploit the situation," she said.

said, "has admitted what we all know. The RJD will crumble because of the infighting within the family that controls the party."

"The BJP has been fighting against the of dynastic rule and corruption. The RJD embodies these evils and it will meet its fate", Anand said.

Said to be a favourite of Lalu Prasad, Tejashwi was appointed the of while the elder brother was given a cabinet berth, after the of which RJD was a part won the 2015 assembly polls in which the brothers made their electoral debut.

At present, Tejashwi-- viewed as more suave and savvy among the two brothers, is the of the opposition in the state assembly.

Tej Pratap, whose mannerisms allegedly remind supporters of Prasad in his heyday, is currently on a pilgrimage in Kurukshetra.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 00:30 IST