"This report is completely baseless, based on conjecture and insinuation. I don't even think it should be dignified with a response," Manish Tewari said while responding to a question on Manmohan Singh's resignation.

Speculation regarding Manmohan Singh’s resignation was triggered by the PM’s decision to hold press conference on Friday.

"Media keep cribbing, that he (Prime Minister) doesn't talk to media, now that the Prime Minister has consented to talk to the press in the beginning of 2014, to even speculate in the manner in which it is being done, I think is in poor taste," he further said.

Asked when the Congress plans to announce the name of Rahul Gandhi as the party’s Prime Ministerial Candidate, Tewari said: "I can only refer you back to the statement of Congress president (Sonia Gandhi), an appropriate decision would be taken at an appropriate time."


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