New Delhi, Aug. 19: Sadhu Yadav, the estranged brother-in-law of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, was on Monday expelled from the Congress Party for praising Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP’s poll panel chief Narendra Modi.
Yadav, who had joined the Congress before the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, embarrassed the party last week by saying that India would be safer in the hands of Modi rather than under Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
Sadhu Yadav had earlier on Saturday said the nation comes first for him.
“For me, the country is big and I think about the country. And the country is looking forward to Narendra Modi. Whatever Narendra Modi says, he says about the country. So, I am seeing that the country will be safe in his hands,” Sadhu Yadav told Asian News International (ANI) here on Saturday.
“Had Rahul Gandhi been effective, he would have talked about the country at large. He does not talk about the country. Narendra Modi is talking and thinking about the country. So, we are talking about Narendra Modi,” he added.
Sadhu Yadav, who had met Modi earlier on Friday, said the Congress Party is not thinking about the country.
“The Congress is not talking about national security. The Congress Party is not thinking about the country. So, Narendra Modi is better and he is thinking about the country,” he added.
Sadhu Yadav had earlier on Friday lauded the Gujarat Chief Minister after meeting him, and said the people of the country want to see the BJP’s poll panel chief as the Prime Minister.
“It doesn’t matter whether the Congress wants or not, the people of the country want him,” he had said.
Sadhu Yadav ruled out that there was any hidden agenda behind his meeting the Gujarat Chief Minister.
“Is Narendra Modi an untouchable? Is he not an Indian citizen? There was no agenda in it. I met him because I was in the city,” he said.
Sadhu Yadav, a former Rajya Sabha MP, had quit the RJD after being denied an election ticket in 2009 and then joined the Congress. (ANI)