“I know my limitations. And I live and conduct myself according to my limitations.” This was Finance Minister P. Chidambaram’s response on Monday when asked to comment on DMK chief M. Karunanidhi’s remarks that he was potential a 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 here.

On Sunday, Mr. Karunanidhi had supported a suggestion by actor Kamal Hassan that Mr. Chidambaram was a potential prime ministerial candidate. He 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 as foolish as you think.”

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