In a Freudian slip, deputy chief minister Damodar Rajanarasimha has admitted that he nurtured the ambition of becoming the chief minister of the state.
“If I have the blessings of Madam Sonia Gandhi and if fate so desired, I could become the chief minister,” he said in at Adilabad.
Rajanarasimha, after his elevation as deputy chief minister, is learnt to be harbouring the desire to become chief minister one day.
This was said to be one reason why he did not move closely with the chief minister in the days immediately following his elevation.
However, he made amends following a directive from the party high command