Modi is a role model for CMs: Advani

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 03, 2012 08:31 hrs

Senior BJP leader LK Advani has praised Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and said he was a "role mdoel" for chief ministers of other states.

"Modi is undertaking great development work in Gujarat. He is a role model for chief ministers of other states on how to rule, govern and take care of even the poorest," Advani said at a rally in Gandhinagar district on Sunday, said reports.

BJP leaders Gopinath Munde and Sushma Swaraj have recently backed Modi as the main opposition party´s prime ministerial candidate for 2014 polls.

"Narendra Modi is capable of becoming PM...He has potential of becoming PM," Munde said in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

Munde´s comment came a day after Swaraj´s first open endorsement for Modi during her visit to canvas for the party in Gujarat ahead of the Assembly polls.

"There is no two opinion that he is most capable and ideal candidate to be the Prime Minister of India," she said.

The candidature of Modi as the BJP´s prime ministerial candidate for 2014 is a debatable issue owing to protests by other National Democratic Alliance (NDA) partners like Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar´s Janata Dal (United) , but with Swaraj naming him, the support in favour of Modi only swelled.

Earlier suspended BJP leader Ram Jethmalani spoke in favour of Modi.

"He has done great work in Gujarat," said Swaraj.

Gujarat will vote in two phases on Dec 13 and 17.

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