Chidambaram dismisses reports of PM candidature, says 'I know my limitations'

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 12:10 hrs

Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday rubbished reports that he was being seen as a contender for the coveted post of the Prime Minister in 2014, saying he knew his limitations.

"I know my limitations and I live and conduct myself according to my limitations," said Chidambaram, when asked about DMK supremo M. Karunanidhi and actor Kamal Hassan considering him a potential Prime Ministerial candidate at the Press Conference of the Group of Ministers here.

"I know that some of you think I am foolish, but I am not so foolish as you think," he added, while responding to the answer in a lighter tone.

Karunanidhi had earlier lavished praise on Chidambaram, and said that the Finance Minister was among the few who had a place in his heart as the senior Congress leader , was virtually projected by some speakers at a function as a potential Prime Ministerial candidate.

The DMK patriarch himself made a reference in his speech to the loud applauses and cheers from the audience whenever speakers expressed their wish to see a 'dhoti-clad' Tamilian occupying the Prime Minister's post, an apparent reference to Chidambaram.

Kamal Hassan has also expressed his desire to see Chidambaram become the country's Prime Minister. (ANI)

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