Like Obama, Narendra Modi wants to protect jobs for locals

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Narendra Modi Ethnic
Ahmedabad, Oct 26: Like US President Barack Obama, Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi strongly supports protection of jobs for locals. Explaining why he is against Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail, Modi said, "It's a state subject and it's imposition infringes on the federal structure of the country."

"More than that, after agriculture, small shops are one of the big job providers in India. FDI will kill that. It will even affect our manufacturing potential. FDI won't help Hindustan's economy. Even President Obama doesn't want American jobs to go out of America. I read his tweet on that," Modi told in an interview to India Today magazine.

When asked whether he would go to Delhi and become India's next Prime Minister after 2014 General Elections, Modi said he won't answer any hypothetical question.

"I'm focused on Gujarat. My commitment at the moment is to 60 million Gujaratis. My real dream is to take the growth indexes of Gujarat above the world's most developed countries. And I can do it. There are so many possibilities. For instance, there are 52 islands along the coast of Gujarat. I want to make them tourist attractions of international standard. I'm always thinking out of the box," Modi added.

Gujarat Assembly Elections 2012 are slated in December.

Attacking the Nehru-Gandhi family and their anti-Gujarati policy, Modi said history proved it.

"Historically, the Nehru parivar doesn't like any Gujarati leader. They treated Patel badly. They treated Morarji Desai badly. Now it's my turn to be targeted by them," added Modi.

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