New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said he is not ruling out a third term for himself as the PM while heaping praise on Rahul Gandhi for his speech at the CII a day ago and once again expressing his desire to see the young Congress vice-president as the next Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister on the sidelines of a programme- International Workshop on Green National Accounting for India in New Delhi- said "dual power centre theory in UPA is a figment of imagination." He called it a creation of the media.
He said he is neither ruling himself in or out when asked if he would seek a third term as PM.
He said "Rahul Gandhi's speech at CII was excellent" and went on to say that he would welcome Rahul as PM any day.
The MP said the question of a third term was hypothetical.
Meanwhile the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) mocked at the possibility of a third term for the PM.
"They are day dreaming for a third term," said BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar.