I have no aspiration to become PM: Chidambaram

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, who has been projected variously as a strong contender to succeed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh if the UPA coalition retains power, Wednesday said he had no such ambition and wanted to work for the party.

When asked if he was a prime ministerial contender for 2014 general elections, Chidambaram said: “I have no such expectations. I have no such aspirations.”

Answering questions at The Economist’s India Summit here, Chidambaram said he would like to travel and work for the party.

“I did not have enough opportunity to work at the party level, except for brief period when I was general secretary of the state Congress. I want to prove that I can also do party work,” the finance minister said.

“I also want to travel,” he said.

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