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Aug 19, 2013 at 07:29pm IST

Congress expels Sadhu Yadav for praising Gujarat CM Narendra Modi

New Delhi: RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's estranged brother-in-law and Bihar Congress leader Anirudh Prasad alias Sadhu Yadav has been expelled from the Congress Party on Monday. The move comes after Yadav had met Narendra Modi on Friday and praised him saying that the BJP strongman has better qualities to become Prime Minister than Rahul Gandhi.

"In comparison with Rahul Gandhi, I strongly believe that Narendra Modi has much better qualities to become Prime Minister of our country," Yadav had said after his meeting with Modi at his Gandhinagar office.

"Narendra Modi is a powerful leader and today our country needs a powerful leader like Modi as Prime Minister," he had said. "If you compare Modi with Rahul Gandhi, I think Modi ji is much better because he will come to your help immediately when you ask whereas you have to wait for three years for the appointment of Rahul Gandhi," Yadav added.

"This country is being run by Manmohan Singh and tell me how many people know that Manmohan Singh is our Prime Minister. Whereas every child in our country knows Narendra Modi," he claimed.

Terming the visit with Modi as only a courtesy visit, Yadav had said that he had nothing to be afraid of with regard to the reaction from Congress over his meeting with Modi. "I am not at all afraid of disciplinary action from Congress Party. Let them take action against me at their own peril.

"If party takes action against me then do you think I will sit idly with my hands tied ?" he retorted. Sadhu Yadav, who had left Lalu's RJD before last Lok Sabha elections in 2009 to join Congress party, unsuccessfully contested from Bettiah Lok Sabha seat.