Will continue doing TV show: Sidhu

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 18 Mar 2017 08:38:34


CHANDIGARH,

Mar 17,

(PTI),

A DAY after being sworn in as minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday said that if the Punjab Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh, had asked him to serve as an MLA, he would have done so. Allotted portfolios of Local Government and Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Archives and Museums, the cricketer-turned-politician also said he will continue doing his television show. On whether he will continue with his appearance in the television programme, Sidhu said that he can discharge his duties as a minister even doing the show.

“I won six elections in the last 12 years... If the public has no objection (over his TV show) then why are you (the media) objecting to it,” he asked.Sidhu said, “ For the television show, I will leave at three in the evening and reach there by five.

Then I will shoot for the show for the whole night. I will take a flight at three in the morning and will reach here at 5 am, and go to office at 7 am.” “There were a lot of discussions on Sidhu will become this and that... I am thankful to the people for their wishes and intentions. But I always kept away from this,” he told reporters after assuming office on Friday.

On speculation about him being made the Deputy Chief Minister, Sidhu said, “Had the Captain (Amarinder) asked me to serve by being an MLA, I would have done that too.” “I am happy with anything and everything that Captain sahib, Rahul ji and Priyanka ji think and deem fit for me.

I have come to put the State on the right track and not fufill any private interest,” he asserted.Speculation was rife that Sidhu would be made Deputy Chief Minister in the present dispensation. However, he featured second on the list of nine ministers who were sworn-in on Thursday.