"There is not an iota of truth. Don't believe in rumours. There is no truth whatsoever," Parekh said. JPN/Agencies
The technocrat, however, hinted that he was ready to take up any job that would be assigned to him by the new government at the Centre.
“I will always do whatever the government asks me,” he added.
After the landslide victory of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), there are endless discussions on who will be the members of Modi’s Cabinet. Among the most talked portfolio is that of the Finance Minister. The names making rounds for the post are that of senior BJP leaders Arun Jaitley and Subramanian Swamy. The name of Parekh is also being speculated for the post as he has headed many expert advisory committees.
In an interview to a news channel, Parekh said, "The people in the government who are running the country, they have to take a view, they have to then decide whom they want to take advice from, do they want advice or they know it, what are the areas they want to pick expertise from, which are the areas they take expertise from."
Praising good works of outgoing finance minister P Chidambaram, Parekh said, "He did an excellent job during the last six-eight months single handedly by taking tough decisions including appointment of Raghuram Rajan as RBI Governor but the feeling was that the government was not working, the communication was not there."
The new government would assume charge with swearing-in of Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi on May 26
"There is not an iota of truth. Don't believe in rumours. There is no truth whatsoever," Parekh said.