'Nation wants Narendra Modi as PM': Sadhu Yadav

Ahmedabad, Aug. 16 (ANI): RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's brother-in-law Sadhu Yadav, who met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday, 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 told media here.

Yadav, who praised Modi, 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.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today welcomed Sadhu Yadav's gesture to meet Modi.

BJP General Secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy said Modi is the heart of the nation and people from Kashmir to Kanyakumari want to meet him.

"People from Kashmir to Kanyakumari want to meet Modiji. And I think the entire nation is today waiting for Narendra Modiji. So, there is no reason to make any comment. And we believe that Narendra Modi is today the nation's heart," he said.

In an interesting political development ahead of the general elections, Bihar Congress leader Sadhu Yadav met Modi in Ahmedabad earlier in the day.

He had quit the RJD after being denied an election ticket in 2009 and then joined the Congress. (ANI)