No problem with Sidhu’s TV show if it’s permissible: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Reacting to cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s stand on appearing for a popular TV show, newly-elected Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said his party had no problem with Navjot Singh Sidhu working in a TV show if it is constitutionally permissible.

Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu

Asked about Sidhu’s comment that he will keep on working in TV show ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’, Singh, who was in the national capital said he did not have a problem with it “if it is permissible constitutionally and legally”.

“I am sure Sidhu has also contacted some constitutional expert,” Singh said adding they would consult legal experts.

“Everyone has the right to run their business and earn money,” he added.

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On Tuesday, Sidhu had vehemently defended his stand saying what he does at night should not be anyone’s concern. Speaking to reporters, the cabinet minister had said, “I earn a living through TV shows and I will be in Chandigarh from Monday to Thursday and in Amritsar from Friday to Sunday. What I do at night should not be anyone’s concern.”

The Bharatiya Janata Party, in the meantime, has criticised Sidhu’s decision to host a TV show, saying he should rather focus on helping alleviate problems in the state. BJP state secretary Vineet Joshi found it strange that Sidhu has enough time to go all the way to Mumbai to shoot for the TV show despite his ministerial role.

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