Will Narendra Modi sacrifice PM's chair to develop Gujarat?

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Ahmedabad, Oct 11: All the speculation regarding Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi becoming the next Prime Minister of India has been downplayed by the BJP leader himself. Modi, in an interview to a television channel CNN-IBN, said that he would rather concentrate in Gujarat and turn it into a "dream state".

When asked whether he would go to Delhi and become India's next Prime Minister after 2014 General Elections, Modi said he would like to put his efforts for Gujarat.

"Six crore Gujaratis have given me a responsibility and I will put in all my efforts for Gujarat," said Modi.

Earlier, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari said that Modi was one of the front runner for Prime Minister's post.

"He was one of the front runner," he said.

"There are many leaders who are capable to become a PM from Advani to Arun to Sushma, Rajnath Singh, Joshi, Narendra Modi, they all are capable for the PM post, they all are people's leaders and the group of all capable leaders is the think tank for the party, and we will decide appropriate time who will be our candidate," added Gadkari.

Moreover, Modi refused to comment on Gujarat Riots of 2002, which is considered as a major impediment in the political career of the Chief Minister.

Modi's month-long Swami Vivekananda Yuva Viskas Yatra concluded on Thursday, Oct 11. During this period, he toured across the state as part of his election campaign.

In reply to the query regarding forthcoming Gujarat Assembly Elections 2012, Modi expressed his confidence of achieving a grand victory.

"The 2012 elections will see the grand victory of BJP in Gujarat. More than any previous elections, after this win I will be more focused on developing Gujarat into a dream state," said Modi.

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