Patna: The sitting MLA and daughter-in-law of BJP veteran Kailashpati Mishra on Saturday quit the saffron party to join JD(U).
Mishra's daughter-in-law Dilmani Devi, who was administered membership of JD(U) by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar last night, came to the JD(U) office today to make it public.
State JD(U) President Basistha Narayan Singh introduced Dilmani Devi as the new member of the party at a press conference today.
Devi was 'denied' ticket from Brahmapur Assembly seat in Buxar district from where she was elected in 2010.
BJP has given ticket to Vivek Thakur, son of BJP leader and former Union minister C P Thakur, from the seat.
She came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home minister Rajnath Singh for "insulting" Kailashpati Mishra, founding member of the saffron party.
"When I was crying on death of 'babuji' (Kailashpati Mishra) in 2012, Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh consoled me saying I need not worry till they are there...Where are they today when BJP deprived me with the nomination for no good reason?" an angry Dilmani Devi asked.
"When 'babuji' was alive these BJP leaders used to crowd my home in Patna to touch his feet...I have been crying over behaviour of these BJP leaders after passing away of the veteran leader," she said.
She praised Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who "accorded me great respect during my visit to his residence."
She said she would move around the state to "expose" the BJP leaders and ensure their defeat particularly in Brahmapur in Buxar.
Basistha Narayan Singh welcomed her in JD(U) and said that her presence would strengthen the party.