BJP’s defeat in Karnataka Assembly polls turned Finance Minister P. Chidambaram into a ‘TV reporter’ on Wednesday.

The senior Congress leader took the mike from a TV reporter and put in front of senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh as he emerged from Parliament. “Don’t you credit Congress with victory?” he asked Singh.

In fact, the Finance Minister was being asked questions by reporters on Karnataka when he saw Singh coming out. Promptly, he took the mike of the TV reporter and posed the question to Jaswant Singh.

“He is a gentleman”, Chidambaram said about Singh while returning mike to the reporter. “It is a message to all political parties. The people watch very closely. Whoever forms the government must deliver,” the Finance Minister said.