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Not In Race To Become PM, Says Narendra Modi

Gandhinagar :  Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he was not interested to join the club of politicians aspiring to become Prime Minister of the country and was contended in serving the state.
PTI September 04, 2010 20:30 IST
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Gandhinagar :  Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he was not interested to join the club of politicians aspiring to become Prime Minister of the country and was contended in serving the state.

"Everyday you come to hear Sharad Pawar will be next Prime Minister, when Yashwantrao Chavan was Maharashtra CM he was also called next PM, or Mayawati as next PM or Nitish Kumar as the next PM, but I will not join that club," Modi said at an event held here to felicitate teachers ahead of Teachers Day tomorrow.

'"Let me tell you instead, I am contended and happy in serving the 5.5 crore population of Gujarat as CM," he said replying to a query by a student, who had asked him if he would contest the elections for becoming Prime Minister?

"By serving Gujarat let us serve the nation. One thing is to be kept in mind and that is one should aspire to do something for the society and not to become somebody," the Chief Minister said.

The function was being webcasted live to all the government run schools in the state and was viewed by 1.5-crore students. PTI