Chennai, Aug 24: P Chidambaram, Union Finance Minister and senior Congress leader described the Left parties remark that the Congress was a sinking ship as 'childish'. He was talking to the media after calling on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi this morning, he said the Congress has piloted the country at a time of distress.
''Congress had been a successful Captain in leading the country, which is a ship. To say Congress is a sinking ship is childish'', Mr Chidambaram added. The Left parties, especially the Communist Party of India (Marxist) had described the Congress as a sinking ship because of its drubbings in the recent assembly elections.
It had appealed to the allies, including the DMK to jump out of the ''sinking ship''.