I have a mission, no ambition: Modi
He has a mission but no ambition, says Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as speculation mounts about whether he will be the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) next prime ministerial candidate.india Updated: May 04, 2009 16:45 IST
He has a mission but no ambition, says Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as speculation mounts about whether he will be the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) next prime ministerial candidate.
In an interview broadcast on television channel CNN-IBN, Modi indicated that he was not in the race for the prime minister's post.
"In my life, mission is everything, no ambition," he said, answering a query if he was looking to graduate to national politics from the platform of Gujarat.
Modi has been projected as a future prime minister by several BJP leaders with rivals citing these statements as lack of confidence in the prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani.
"Work is my principle. Even if I was a municipal chairman, I would have worked as hard as I am as chief minister."
Asserting that the BJP would get "full majority" in the Lok Sabha elections, he said: "In the BJP, we believe that even a one-person party in parliament should be considered for support in the current scenario that the country is facing."
Regional aspirants, he added, should be honoured.
"Not only in Gujarat, everywhere in India, people are fed up with vote bank politics. They want change. They want development. That is the only driving force to change this government this time," he said.
First Published: May 04, 2009 16:42 IST