In reply to a question, Singh had said earlier in the day that he would welcome Gandhi's entry into the government. His remarks have come at a time when there is speculation that he may assume a prominent role in the government and a more important one in the Congress.
"Whom they (Congress) induct in government is their prerogative. We are not concerned," Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley [ Images ] said.
Rahul Gandhi had himself said last month that he will play a more important role in government and the ruling party but the timing of this will be decided by his two bosses -- the prime minister and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi [ Images ].
This had then prompted some BJP spokespersons to throw a challenge to Gandhi to join the Cabinet, insisting that in the remaining two years of the UPA-II government his mettle -- or the lack of it -- would be proved.
The BJP has often taunted Rahul Gandhi for his "failure" to improve the Congress performance in Assembly elections in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh [ Images ] and Punjab [ Images ] in the recent past. The opposition has also said as a Congress general secretary he is already hold a big post but has made little impact.
The prime minister struck an optimistic note. "I have always said I would welcome Rahul's entry into the government."
Gandhi had also said earlier that Rahul has to take a call on the matter.