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Dec 03, 2012 at 12:33pm IST

After Sushma endorses him as a potential PM candidate, Advani says Modi a role model

Mansa: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj openly endorsed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as a potential prime ministerial candidate of the party for 2014, there's more support flowing in for him. Senior BJP leader LK Advani hailed the Gujarat Chief Minister as a "role model" of development while appealing to states to imitate him.

"The people of this state are blessed to have an able leader like Narendra Modi. I have no hesitation in saying that Modi is a role model for administrators across the country," Advani said.

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BJP President Nitin Gadkari, who is known to share a frosty relationship with the Gujarat Chief Minister, also lauded the development work done by him. Sushma Swaraj, during a rally in Gujarat on Sunday, that goes to polls on December 13, said that he was fit to be the Prime Minister.

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Nitin Gadkari, who is known to share a frosty relationship with Modi, also lauded the development work done by him in Gujarat.

Addressing a rally in Vadodara, Sushma said, "There are no two views on Modi being a competent candidate for PM's post. He has done great work in Gujarat."

Modi, however, has repeatedly tried to downplay his Prime Ministerial ambitions insisting that Gujarat remains his focus and any planned move to Delhi after the December Gujarat elections is only media speculation. "Six crore Gujaratis have given me a responsibility and I will put in all my efforts for Gujarat," Modi had told IBN18 Editor-in-chief Rajdeep Sardesai in a recent interview.