Speaking to Barkha Dutt, Chidambaram also said that the Congress party had apologised over the 1984 riots but Modi didn't apologise for the 2002 riots.
Modi indulging in school-boy like arguments, Chidambaram said
On former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's accusations against Reliance on gas pricing, Chidambaram said the former was only pretending despite knowing the facts. He also mocked the BJP for raising the issue of gas pricing.
Chidambaram also took a dig at Vodafone, saying it is unable to make up its mind and hoped it should go for conciliation.
On the Congress's prime ministerial candidate, Chidambaram said there is no doubt that party vice-president Rahul Gandhi is the natural choice as the party's leader in the Parliament. The finance minister said he is not willing to become the PM candidate since he is busy with travelling, reading and writing.
Chidambaram also refused to back senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on his jibe at Modi as a tea-seller. "No profession should be mocked," he said.
The leader said India's economic performance has been the most satisfying thing for him in the last 10 years.