In a new twist to the raging debate over the country's next Prime Minister, incumbent Manmohan Singh said he was neither ruling himself in nor out. The Prime Minister initially dismissed as "hypothetical" a question as to whether he would accept a third term in office, saying "we are yet to complete this term."

Pressed further by reporters on whether he was ruling himself out, Singh remarked cryptically, "I am not ruling it in, I am not ruling it out." Read More