A British magazine – The Economist has predicted that Finance Minister P Chidambaram could become the next Pprime Minister. The magazine quoted “Chubby-cheeked, bespectacled and often sporting a self-satisfied, feline grin, the 67-year-old Mr Chidambaram is a veteran of the tortuous politics of the Congress party, which heads a battered governing coalition. Long a cabinet minister, it was assumed that as a big-brained southern Tamil with a posh English accent and almost no voter base, he could not hope for the highest party or government post. Yet, since “PC” (he loathes his other nickname, “Chids”) returned to the finance ministry in August, his fortunes have brightened.

However the prediction has not gone well with both Congress and BJP. ” Rahul Gandhi is more fit to become as PM as the responsibility of Young India should be given to Youth,”said Harish Rawat.