He told a TV news channel that he will ask the advocate general to give his opinion on Sidhu’s continuation as a celebrity-judge on The Kapil Sharma Show.
“I do not know what the Constitution or the law says on this matter. We will have to ask our advocate general to give us an opinion whether a person who is a minister can do what he wants to do. It will entirely depend on legal opinion and then I will bring it to Navjot Singh Sidhu’s notice. Frankly, I do not know whether it is a conflict of interest. Once I get an opinion from them (advocate general and legal experts), I will have a chat with him,” Singh told the channel.“Yes the CM has asked for legal advice, I will provide once I receive the files,” said Atul Nanda, Punjab AG.
“Yes the CM has asked for legal advice, I will provide once I receive the files,” said Atul Nanda, Punjab AG.
Yes the CM has asked for legal advice,I will provide once I receive the files: Atul Nanda,Punjab AG on Minister Navjot Sidhu doing TV show pic.twitter.com/HbO7Gd3IS1
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Sidhu, a front-runner for the post of deputy chief minister, was given a rather lightweight department to look after.
He has been made minister of tourism and culture, and local bodies in the new Congress government. Reacting to the issue, Sidhu insisted his TV shows will not interfere with his Cabinet responsibilities.
“I have no liquor, sand mining or transport business like former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal. 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. I will take first flight back to Punjab after TV shoots in Mumbai,” he said.