AHMEDABAD, India (AFP) - A controversial Indian state minister, often tipped as a future premier, has contracted swine flu, his office said in a statement Friday. The chief minister of western Gujarat state, Narendra Modi, tested positive for the A(H1N1) virus, days after his return from a business trip abroad. All facilities for isolation and medical treatment (have) been arranged at the official residence of the chief minister, the statement said, adding that Modi was responding to treatment. Swine flu has claimed more than 450 lives in India since the first death was reported on August 3. Modi, a key member BJP, has regularly been mentioned as prime-ministerial material, although his record is tainted by the deadly anti-Muslim riots that swept Gujarat in 2002. Modi has been accused or turning a blind eye to the violence that claimed at least 2,000 lives.