“These are comments made in the course of a campaign. I can assure you I am not looking for any positions,” Jaitley said.

Jaitley further said, “I think what Badal probably has in mind is quite legitimate. A lot of people who have met me in Amritsar also believe that Amritsar and Punjab need a good voice at the Centre and probably that is one of the expectations from me.”

“And with humility and modesty, I must say that I am reasonably qualified to be that effective voice of this region in Delhi,” he added.
Jaitley, however, stressed that he was not looking for any position.
“Everybody knows these are comments made in the course of campaigning and as I have said, I have never looked for a position,” he said.

Speaking at a public rally in Amritsar on Friday, Badal said, "If voted to power, he (Jaitley) will be Deputy Prime Minister or Finance Minister.”


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