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Jaitley plays down Badal’s deputy PM remark, says he’s not looking for positions

A day after Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal suggested that Arun Jaitley could be given the post of deputy prime minister if the National Democratic Alliance forms the next government at the Centre, the senior BJP leader sought to play down the remarks.

‘Akali Dal-BJP relation is a comfortable relation. I am not looking for positions,’ Arun Jaitley said. ‘These are comments made in the course of a campaign,’ Jaitley added.

BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Badal had only expressed his opinion. ‘Badal ji is a senior leader, he hasn’t given a decision,’ Naqvi said.

Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut also commented on Badal’s remarks, saying, ‘Let Modi be PM, then we can talk about the deputy PM.’

‘Choti baate badi banke saamne aati hai, ye ghar ki baate ghar mai rahe to hi acha hai,’ he added.
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