Bangalore, July 12: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has said in an interview to Reuters that he has been selected as the best chief minister in various surveys since 2003 not only by the people of Gujarat but also by those outside the state. He said he had even written to India Today Group's Arun Purie to leave out Gujarat from the poll so that somebody else could get a chance to finish at the top.
When asked whether he also considers himself a polarising figure, as allies and some within the BJP say, Modi countered by saying polarisation is a common feature in a democratic system. He cited the example of the USA where he said polarisation existed between the Democrats and the Republicans.
He said it shows the character of democracy for if everyone move in the same direction, it hardly makes a democracy successful.
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