RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's estranged brother-in-law and Bihar Congress leader Anirudh Prasad alias Sadhu Yadav, who met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi here today, feels 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 told media 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 further said.
"If you compare Modi with Rahul Gandhi, I think Modiji 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.
Yadav, a former Rajya Sabha MP, who was accompanied by another Bihar Congress leader Dasai Chaudhary at the meeting, which took place at CM office at Gandhinagar, was in a defiant mood when asked about possible action from party chairperson Sonia Gandhi in the wake of his meeting.
"Who is afraid of Sonia Gandhi? Is Sonia Gandhi running this country ? 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.
"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.
"I was attending a family function of my friend at Gandhinagar. So I paid a courtesy visit to Chief Minister Narendra Modi," he said.
"During our 40-45 minutes meeting he inquired about old politicians of Bihar and prevailing political situations in the state," said Yadav, who was accompanied by another Bihar Congress leader Dasai Chaudhary at the meeting.
Responding to a query, Yadav said, "Yes, he also asked about Lalu Prasad Yadav."
"My meeting was purely a courtesy visit and no political meaning should be derived out of it," he added.
Yadav, along with Dasai Chaudhary and two of Yadav's friends arrived in the city yesterday night to attend a function hosted by Sadhu's friend Vijay Yadav.
According to sources, on his arrival here in Ahmedabad Sadhu Yadav was approached by the CMO and had invited him for a meeting over tea today at Chief Minister's office at Gandhinagar.