Sidhu should think about his television career: Punia

New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 : Congress leader P.L. Punia on Friday said that Navjot Singh Sidhu is well-aware about the responsibilities of a minister, adding the cricketer-turned politician should think about his television career.

"Navjot Singh Sidhu is an old parliamentarian and an MLA too, he is now a minister. He knows what should be the conduct of a minister. There is no pressure on him, I believe he should think about it," Punia told ANI. Sidhu, who is the Culture, Tourism, Archives and Museums Minister in Captain Amarinder Singh's Cabinet, can continue to work in a popular comedy show on TV since there is "no legal bar" and "conflict of interest", said state's Advocate General (AG) Atul Nanda in his legal advice tendered to the Punjab Government yesterday.

The Attorney General in his statement submitted to the Punjab Government said there is no violation of the Constitution of India, the Representation of the People's Act, 1951, or the Code of Conduct in Sidhu's case.

"There is no conflict of interest between his work on the show and his office and discharge of duties as a minister," Nanda said.

The Punjab Chief Minister had sought the Attorney General's legal advice on whether there was any restriction on the continuation of Sidhu's work as a celebrity guest on TV or if it amounted to conflict of interest.

Sidhu had earlier this week asserted that he would continue to participate in 'The Kapil Sharma Show'.

Source: ANI