Not in race to be PM, contented to serve Gujarat: Modi
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today said he was not interested in joining the club of politicians aspiring to become Prime Minister of the country and was contented to serve the state.india Updated: Sep 04, 2010 23:22 IST
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he was not interested in joining the club of politicians aspiring to become Prime Minister of the country and was contented to serve the state.
"Everyday you come to hear Sharad Pawar will be next Prime Minister. When Yashwantrao Chavan was Maharashtra CM he was also called next PM, or Mayawati as next PM or Nitish Kumar as the next PM. But I will not join that club," Modi said at an event held in Gandhinagar to felicitate teachers ahead of Teachers Day on Sunday.
"Let me tell you that instead, I am contented and happy in serving the 5.5 crore population of Gujarat as CM," he said replying to a query by a student who had asked him if he would contest the elections for becoming Prime Minister.
"By serving Gujarat, let us serve the nation. One thing is to be kept in mind and that is one should aspire to do something for the society and not to become somebody," the Chief Minister said.
The function was webcast live to all government-run schools in the state and was viewed by 1.5-crore students.