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I and Narendra Modi share same dream: Tharoor

PTI  Indore, September 07, 2013
First Published: 10:57 IST(7/9/2013) | Last Updated: 11:26 IST(7/9/2013)

Congress leader and Union minister Shashi Tharoor took potshots at Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Friday over his statement that he never dreamt of becoming the Prime Minister.

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"It's also my dream that Modi should never become Prime Minister. In a sense, my dream and his dream are the same," he remarked during an informal chat with reporters in Indore.

The Lok Sabha MP from Kerala was asked to comment on the BJP stalwart's statement that he does not dream of occupying the top post and would respect the people's mandate for serving Gujarat till 2017.

Tharoor said the Madhya Pradesh government should speed up the process of allotting permanent site for the Indian Institute of Technology, Indore.

The Minister of State for Human Resource Development was at Mhow near Indore to attend a function at the IIT, which currently operates out of a temporary premises.

Earlier, the UN diplomat-turned-politician inaugurated the first radio telescope prepared by IIT, Indore.

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