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Narendra Modi side-steps questions on PM ambitions

Press Trust of India
Apr 09, 2013 at 02:49pm IST

Kolkata: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday side-stepped questions on his Prime Ministerial ambitions, saying he is an "apolitical person". "I am not a politician," he said, when asked by a questioner at a programme about the desire of politicians to aim for the top political post and what was his attitude about it.

"A politician may have (the desire to become Prime Minister) but I am not a politician. I am an apolitical person," he said to a round of applause from the gathering of businessmen at the Merchants Chamber of Commerce here.

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Modi is widely perceived to be the Bharatiya Janata Party's Prime Ministerial face in the next Lok Sabha elections.

Narendra Modi side-steps questions on PM ambitions

"I am not a politician," Modi said, when asked about the desire of politicians to aim for the top political post.

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