A five-time CM, Singh said there was no possibility of the Congress high command nominating an outsider for the chief minister's post. "I can only say I don't expect this will happen," he had said yesterday when asked if a person from outside could lead the Congress government if the party comes to power.
Singh had yesterday also dismissed suggestions that union minister Anand Sharma, his known detractor in state politics, stood a chance to become the chief minister. "I don't know if he's (Sharma) a contender or not. But he will not be there," he had said.