"Those who dream of becoming something end up destroying themselves. One should not dream of becoming something, but one should dream of doing something," said Modi. He said this when a child asked him would he meet students if he becomes the prime minister after the 2014 elections.
Modi's remarks came days after senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said there should be no controversy over the issue of the party's prime ministerial candidate. "Parliamentary elections at times also become (like) presidential elections, especially when the leader enjoys overwhelming popularity. This has happened in the case of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru in the past," Jaitley, leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha had said, stressing that the sooner BJP announced its leader, the better it would be for the party.
"We should not get a hit-wicket. That is a scenario where nobody bowls you out, but you give your own wicket. That is the only way we are going to lose this election," Jaitley had said.