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Don’t desire to become PM: Nitish Kumar

india Updated: Jun 07, 2016 14:21 IST
Nitish Kumar

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressing to Prabhu Kripa Dukh Niwaran Samagam in Patna Gandhi Maidan on Sunday night. PTI Photo(PTI6_6_2016_000123b)(PTI)

Amid speculation over Nitish Kumar becoming a Prime Ministerial candidate of a non-BJP front in the next general elections, the Bihar chief minister on Monday said he only desired to become an MP and did not nourish a dream to become a PM.

“I had only desired to become an MP at least once in life... I had never nourished a dream to become a minister, chief minister or Prime Minister,” the CM said at a function to launch a biography of ‘Super-30’ founder Anand Kumar here.

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“Some people are trying to defame me so that I do not ever desire to become a PM... but they are doing it uselessly as I do not harbour the ambition to become a PM,” Kumar said in an apparent dig at BJP leaders who have been making “adverse” comments on him.

While RJD president Lalu Prasad, his NCP counterpart Sharad Pawar and former Jharkhand CM Babulal Marandi have hailed Kumar for having potential to become PM, rival BJP and NDA leaders have been making “adverse comments” on the issue.