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'Time is in the hands of the people'

April 8, 2009
How do you feel when people talk about you as a potential prime minister?

But no one has said that to me!

Industrialists have endorsed your leadership and said...

You please read their statement carefully, none of them has used the words 'prime minister', none. You check it, no one has said it.

If you were to look at the postings on rediff message boards, in any story about Indian politics at least 50 per cent of the readers say we need Narendra Modi as prime minister.

But have they stated any timeframe? (laughs) Please ask them about the time, too.

Time is in your hands, obviously.

Time is in the hands of the people.

Anyway, I have no idea of this, because wherever I go, when I announce that Advaniji will be the next prime minister the people are happy and cheer wildly. This is what I hear.

If the NDA were to win the election what will be your role?

I am the chief minister of Gujarat, and I believe no one will remove me as the chief minister of Gujarat.

But how long will you stay in Gujarat, after all you came here from Delhi...

I don't even worry about what is going to happen this evening, so what you ask is not on Narendra Modi's agenda.

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