Reacting to Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s decision to seek legal advice on his cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu’s TV career, the cricketer-turned-politician on Tuesday said that “the boss is always right.”
However, Sidhu made it clear that he will continue to pursue his television career even after becoming a minister in Punjab government.
Sidhu also added that he is free to do whatever he wants after 6pm in the evening and that nobody has any right to object to it.
"What I do after 6 pm is no one's business," Sidhu asserted.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had said on Monday that he will seek legal advice on whether his cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu can continue with his TV career.
"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 depend entirely on what legal position is," Captain Amarinder Singh said.
Punjab Advocate General, Atul Nanda confirmed that he has received a query from the state Chief Minister over whether a minister can continue to do TV shows.
"Yes, the Chief Minister has asked for legal advice, I will provide it once I receive the files," Nanda told a news channel.
Navjot Kaur, the wife of Navjot Singh Singh has reportedly said that her husband will give up TV shows if the Advocate General raises any legal objection.
Navjot Sidhu on Tuesday made it clear that his new responsibilities as a minister in Punjab government will not come in the way of his television career.
"People have elected me five times with my shows, why should that change?" Sidhu asked.
53-year-old Sidhu, the cricketer-turned-politician, was sworn-in as a minister in Captain Amarinder Singh’s government last week.
He has been given the charge of ministries of local government, tourism, cultural affairs, archives and museums.