Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Sunday asserted that he was not in the race for the post of finance minister.
"I am not in the race and media was at liberty and could write anything, but there was no reality in reports," he said.
The Oxford-trained economist was in city along with wife to pay obeisance at Golden Temple. Talking to the media, Ahluwalia said the yield of farmers was being purchased on less prices due to which they felt underpaid and were "suffering huge financial losses."
"Farmers would benefit if their yield was purchased by private companies," he said.