New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday trashed the debate over two power centres even as he did not rule out possibility to continue in office after 2014 General Elections if UPA is voted to power. (Agencies)
"This is the creation of the media. It is a useless debate," he told reporters here when asked about the issue of two power centres coming into focus after senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh raked it up recently.
Digvijay Singh had said the two power centres - one the Congress President Sonia Gandhi and another the Prime Minister - had not worked well and should not be repeated. Congress officially rejected this contention of Digvijay Singh and said it was an "ideal model" for future also.
When asked whether he would accept the third term as Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh said, "it is a hypothetical question... We are yet to complete this term." The current term of the government will end in May next year.
Asked whether he was ruling himself out, he said, "I am not ruling it in, I am not ruling it out." Queried whether he would welcome Rahul Gandhi as the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh replied, "oh yes, anyday." Gandhi, who was appointed as Vice President of Congress in January, has been reluctant to join the government.
Even on Thursday he dubbed as "irrelevant" the questions over whether he would become the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister, who was interacting with the mediapersons at Rashtrapati Bhavan after presentation of Padma Awards, was also asked to comment on Rahul Gandhi's speech at the CII on Thursday to which he remarked, "excellent".
New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday trashed the debate over two power centres even as he did not rule out possibility to continue in office after 2014 General Elections if UPA is voted to power.