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Won't support Rahul or Modi as PM candidate, says Odisha CM

Oct 15, 2013 09:44 AM IST Politics Politics

New Delhi: Having fought the Phailin challenge successfully, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has earned himself many admirers. With the Lok Sabha elections approaching, Patnaik, however, has made it clear that he has no Prime Ministerial ambitions and that he is not a Narendra Modi admirer.

Speaking to IBN7 Managing Editor Ashutosh, Patnaik dismissed the possibility of supporting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate. When asked as to why he did not support Modi he said, " I need not repeat the history as everyone knows it."

He added that he would not support Congress Vice President rahul Gandhi as Prime Minister too as he is equidistant to both the Congress and the BJP.

When asked if he saw himself as the Prime Minister, he said he was happy being the Odisha Chief Minister and had no PM ambitions.

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