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Does Narendra Modi have what it takes to lead a country of 1.2 billion people?

The BJP has just thrown its weight behind the Gujarat Chief Minister by appointing him to the party's parliamentary board. The move saw Modi return to the top decision-making body of the party after a gap pf six years. From one standpoint his elevation seems to signal that the BJP sees him as prime ministerial material. After all, he has been perceived as the architect of Gujarat's emergence into one of India's most progressive and prosperous states -- something that even many of his detractors will not deny. However, the ghost of the post-Godhra riots don't seem to want to leave him quickly. Big question: Will Modi be able to take the entire country forward, especially those minorities who bore the brunt of the of riots, or will he continue to play saffron politics? We look forward to your views.

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