I am not a one-man show: Modi

April 11th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Narendra Modi New Delhi, Apr. 11 (ANI): Despite being portrayed in his larger than the party image, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has clarified that he is not a one man army.

“I am not a one-man show. No one can do the kind of work I do in today’s world. If there is no team, there is no success. So if they don’t want to accept BJP’s victory, they will say it’s not BJP’s victory, it’s Modi’s victory and therefore try to create conflict,” Modi said in an interview with CNN-IBN.

On the question of being BJP in-charge for the Maharashtra Lok Sabha elections, Modi said that he has always been a party worker, and would do anything for the party.

“I have held various organizational positions with the party. I campaign in every election and tour the country during polls. This year I have been made the official in-charge for Goa and Maharashtra. The party decided that some people will be give special tasks that’s all,” he said.

Modi, who is being seen as BJP’s future prime ministerial candidate, ducked the question - if Hindutva was an issue for the BJP this time?

“Why don’t you tell me what you understand by Hindutva? Is Ram Mandir an issue or is it Hindutva? Hindutva says be tolerant towards all as there is only one truth,” he said.

On the Godhra carnage that happened in 2002, Modi admitted his shortcoming of not being able to see the faults in his actions.

“No one is perfect. I am not perfect, but my biggest shortcoming is that I can’t see my own faults. I realise my faults when people point it out and try to correct them,” he said.

The three time Gujrat Chief Minister refused to say anything on his Prime Ministerial ambitions.

“I live in the present. I don’t think about the future. Thinking about these issues is a waste of time,” he said. (ANI)

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