New Delhi: "I know my limitations. And I live and conduct myself according to my limitations." This was the response of Finance Minister P Chidambaram 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 here.

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 light-hearted 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."

At the AICC briefing, party spokesperson Renuka Chowdhary downplayed Karunanidhi's projection of Chidambaram as PM.

"We do not comment on the statement of our allies. ....Southern splendour. Speculation, speculation, speculation", she said.

Asked whether Congress would be having a Prime Minister from the South after 2014 after having one from the North for the last ten years, she said "since we already have a Prime Minister, it is not right to speculate".

(Agencies)

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