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Punjab CM confused over Navjot Sidhu; SAD mocks Amarinder Singh for inaction

News Agencies | Updated on: 23 March 2017, 10:13 IST

Slamming Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for not being able to take concrete action against his cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu who has refused to quit his television career, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday said that the cricketer-turned politician holds a post which requires 24 hour presence.

SAD leader Prem Singh Chandumajra said that Sidhu by continuing his television career is doing injustice with his post.

"Captain Amarinder Singh should behave strictly and stop Navjot Singh Sidhu from working in the television show. Amarinder ji seems to be confused in this matter," Chandumajra told ANI.

"It is a duty of a Cabinet Minister to work for its people 24 hours. If he remains absent then I believe he is not being faithful to his post," he added.

In the wake of the ongoing controversy over Navjot Singh Sidhu expressing his desire to continue to appear in 'The Kapil Sharma Show', Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that his government is taking legal advice in this regard, adding they may have to change the cricketer-turned-politician's portfolio if it is not permissible.

However Sidhu yesterday said he did TV shows to earn money and run his family as he could not become corrupt to mint money.

The cricketer-turned politician added that his presence in the TV shows will not affect his Cabinet responsibilities.


First published: 23 March 2017, 10:13 IST