Rahul Gandhi meets Sharad Yadav

New Delhi, April 8 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday met veteran leader Sharad Yadav, who recently joined the RJD, and called him his ‘Guru’. Yadav meanwhile said Rahul Gandhi should be made the Congress president. The Congress leader met Yadav at his Delhi residence on Friday. Talking to media after the meeting he said, “He is my Guru so I came to meet him. I have learnt a lot from him”. Yadav said they discussed the situation in the country and advised him to reconnect with the weaker sections which had been supporting the Congress earlier. “I am very happy to meet him. There were several issues that I conveyed to him. I expressed my concerns about the situation in the country. I told him it is important to reconnect with the weaker sections.. I suggested that the Congress should reconnect with the weaker sections that used to support it,” Yadav said. The veteran socialist, who recently joined the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), was all praise for Rahul Gandhi. “He has so much empathy for weaker sections… there is no other leader who has so much empathy,” Yadav said. Asked if Rahul Gandhi should take over as the Congress president, Yadav said, “Rahul Gandhi is running Congress, he should be made the Congress President”. Sharad Yadav’s Loktantrik Janata Dal was merged with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on March 20. Yadav said the merger was the “first step” towards ting Opposition parties against ruling BJP. AO SY 1437

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