New Delhi/Chandigarh, Jan 11: Putting at rest talks of Navjot Singh Sidhu being offered the post of deputy chief minister if Congress party comes to power in Punjab, the state Congress chief Amarinder Singh today said the cricketer-turned- politician would soon join the party “unconditionally”.
The decision on deputy chief minister would be taken by the party National president and vice president at an “appropriate time”, he said.
“Sidhu’s decision to join the Congress was unconditional. No strings attached,” the former Punjab chief minister said.
He said Sidhu would be the party’s candidate from Amritsar East, as announced by his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu.
“The delay in his joining was due to his professional commitments, which he wanted to conclude before getting into the election gear,” Amarinder said in a statement.
On the delay in the announcing remaining candidates for the Punjab polls, he said it would be announced today.
Further explaining the delay, he said the party’s central leadership has five states to look after “which naturally leads to some delays in the decision-making process”.