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Manmohan Singh not PM candidate for entire UPA: Modi

india Updated: May 09, 2009 19:08 IST

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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that Manmohan Singh was not the unanimous choice of UPA and also some Congress leaders for the post of Prime Minister.

"Senior leaders of the Congress like Arjun Singhji has not even mentioned the name of Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister. Only Soniaji has said that he is their PM candidate. Leading partners in the UPA have also not said anything on Manmohan Singh becoming the Prime Minister," Modi said.

The Gujarat Chief Minister, who had a brief stop-over at the Airport here on his way to campaign in Kanayakumari Lok Sabha constituency, told reporters that this was in sharp contrast with the situation in BJP, where LK Advani was the unanimous choice of the entire NDA for post of PM.

Asked about prospects of the 'third front", he mockingly replied, "one does not know who is the owner of the third front, which all parties are there and what their agenda."