Media projected me as PM candidate: Modi

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Ahmedabad, May 18 (ANI): Reacting to Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav's comment that the projection of Narendra Modi as a prime ministerial candidate was a mistake, the Gujarat Chief Minister on Monday said it was a media projection only and he had never projected himself as a candidate for the top post.

"My stand has always been clear that I am from Gujarat and will keep working for the state," Modi told reporters here.

Modi also hoped that the new government at the Centre would help his state accelerate the pace of development.

"There is no full stop in politics. I want to appeal to the new government for support. Gujarat will take part in the development path more than earlier. Gujarat has played a major role in the development of the nation and it will continue to do so," he added.

When asked about his party's defeat in the elections, Modi said the people wanted the BJP to sit in the opposition and he accepts the verdict with humility.

"In democracy people's verdict is final. This time people have mandated us to sit in the opposition again and the Congress and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) have been given the mandate to rule," he added. (ANI)

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