Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has quashed repots of any controversy over the issue of Navjot Singh Sidhu’s participation in TV shows after taking over as Minister in his cabinet.
Captain Amarinder Singh said in a TV interview that he personally felt Sidhu should be allowed to make his living by continuing to earn through TV shows, if that was his main source of income.
"How does one live without adequate income?” asked Captain Amarinder Singh, adding, "Do they (those opposing his TV shows) want to make Ministers corrupt (by stopping them from earning their livelihood)?”
While he did not know the legal position in the matter, and would wait for the state Advocate General’s report, the Chief Minister said he did not personally think there was any conflict of interest, as stated by the Attorney General of India in a TV interview.
Captain Amarinder Singh had earlier said he had no objection to Sidhu continuing to appear on television but would change his Culture portfolio if that was in conflict with his TV shows.