- Amarinder Singh says he has no objection to Mr Sidhu sticking to TV shows
- Amarinder Singh has sought legal opinion on the issue
- Sidhu was sworn in along with eight cabinet ministers in Punjab last week
Amarinder Singh told reporters that while he had no objection to Mr Sidhu sticking to his TV shows "if it is constitutionally permissible", he was waiting for advice from Advocate General Atul Nanda, the state's top lawyer.
"If it is possible we have no objection... why will we? In this case we will have to do only one thing... since he is also Minister of Culture, we have may have to change his portfolio," Mr Singh, also known as "Captain", said in Delhi.
Mr Sidhu insists that he sees nothing wrong in continuing with his shows, which include a regular spot in popular comedian Kapil Sharma's show. This morning, he said testily, "Should I run a bus service like (former Deputy Chief Minister) Sukbir Singh Badal? Or indulge in corruption? If I work four days a month, 7 pm to 6 am, why are people getting a stomachache?"
Amarinder Singh said, "He is a very senior and intelligent person. I do not know the constitutional provision, so we have asked the AG to look at it also, but I am sure even Navjot Sidhu must have asked a constitutional expert whether this is possible or not."