Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu can continue as a celebrity judge on a popular TV comedy show and there is no conflict of interest in it, according to state’s Advocate General Atul Nanda.
“The Chief Minister has confirmed that he has received the report from the AG on the issue. Now there is no hindrance to Sidhu’s continuation on TV shows, nor there is any need to change his culture portfolio,” Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s Media Advisor Raveen Thukral said in Chandigarh on Thursday.
“There was, in the opinion of the AG, no violation of the Constitution of India, the Representation of the People Act, 1951 or the Code of Conduct in this case,” he said.
As per the AG’s opinion, Sidhu faces no legal barrier in continuing with his work on the show.
“There is no conflict of interest between his work on the show and his office and discharge of duties as the Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, Archives and Museums for the State of Punjab,” Thukral said citing the AG’s four-page report. (READ MORE)