The BJPs defeat in the Karnataka Assembly polls turned Finance Minister P Chidambaram into a TV reporter on Wednesday.
The senior Congress leader took a mike from a TV reporter and put in front of senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh as he emerged from Parliament. Dont you credit Congress with victory? the senior Congress leader 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 Singh who was his predecessor in the Finance Ministry before the Congress came to power at the Centre in May 2004.
He is a gentleman, Chidambaram said about Singh while returning the 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,reacting to a question whether the Karnataka Assembly poll result is a larger message to the UPA government as the people of Karnataka voted out the BJP on the issue of corruption.
Agreeing with Chidambaram,Singh said people vote for governance and if you stop governance,people will vote you out.