Chandrababu Naidu, the self-styled facilitator for a united opposition to take on the BJP in next year's general elections, did not rule out the possibility of his becoming its prime ministerial candidate. Asked whether he would accept the top job if it was offered to him, Mr Naidu told NDTV's Prannoy Roy, "You are not going to discuss about PM candidate now. After election we are going to discuss PM candidate -- that is our idea". Asked if he was ruling it out, he said, "No". A victory for the Congress-Telugu Desam Party alliance is likely to thrust Mr Naidu to the limelight of opposition politics - he will be seen as the man who hit upon the formula to beat the BJP in a state where his own support base is seen to have been eroded.