Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said he was "pained" at his name being floated for the prime ministerial candidate and people doing so are not his well wishers.

"It pains me at knowing that some people are floating my name (as the prime ministerial candidate). Whosoever is floating my name for the prime ministerial candidate is not my well wisher)," he told reporters at a sideline of a function here.

"I don't want to say anything on the prime ministerial issue)," the chief minister said and sought a full stop to speculation doing the rounds about his prime ministerial ambition and his case being buttressed by some senior JD(U) leaders as a more suitable prime ministerial candidate in the NDA than Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

Senior JD(U) leader and Bihar State Planning Board Deputy Chairman Hari Kishore Singh had recently described Kumar as the most suitable candidate for the NDA's prime ministerial candidate for 2014 general elections.

Singh was also quoted as saying that more often than not the bridegroom never says that he is ready for marriage, in an apparent reference to Kumar's eligibility to be projected as the prime ministerial candidate by the NDA.


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