Chidambaram rules out himself from PM race
In a lighthearted comment, the Finance Minister told reporters: "I know you think I am foolish. But I am not so foolish as you think."
New Delhi: "I know my limitations. And I live and conduct myself according to my limitations." This was the response of Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday when asked to comment on DMK chief M Karunanidhi's remarks that he was potential prime ministerial candidate.
"I don't know whether I should take your question very seriously. But let me give you a very serious answer. I know my limitations. And I live and conduct myself according to my limitations," he told reporters in New Delhi. On Sunday, Karunanidhi had supported a suggestion by actor Kamal Hassan that the Finance Minister was a potential prime ministerial candidate.
Chidambaram said if the reporters were expecting a lighthearted comment then "I tell you this: I know that some of you think I am foolish. But I am not so foolish as you think."