Shillong: Former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma on Friday said that BJP's campaign committee chief Narendra Modi possesses prime ministerial material. Sangma also said that the Gujarat Chief Minister will have to test his acceptance in non-Hindi speaking belts.
     
"Modi has PM material. He has popular support in Hindi-speaking belts. He has to test his position in non-Hindi speaking areas, especially in the South," Sangma told reporters in Shillong.
     
"People of the country today wants development and good governance and he has proved these (in Gujarat)," Sangma said. On 2002 riots, he said, "That took place when he held the office of Chief Minister just for two months. After that, he has won several elections from Muslim dominated areas."
      
Sangma also said that Modi is yet to tour the length and breadth of the country. "The moment he goes campaigning all over the country, we'll know his position and it will be seen within two months from now," he said.
     
Ruling out early elections, Sagma said that the ‘prospect’ of the proposed Third Front won't sustain.

(Agencies)

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