Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher on Thursday advised Congressman Navjot Singh Sidhu not to cite her example to justify his appearance on The Kapil Sharma Show, a comedy series, saying that her attendance in Parliament is much more than that of other parliamentarians.
“I am not a minister and also that I did not work in any movies for last three years. My attendance in Parliament is much more than other parliamentarians. I actively participate in all political debates,” Kher told ANI, responding to reports that former BJP MP Sidhu’s defence rested on other leaders also working while holding office.
“I stay in Chandigarh and travel to Mumbai for only the Colors TV show named ‘India’s Got Talent’. It is a three months’ show and I work for only 21 days for it. It does not interrupt my duties as MP as the shoot begins in October when the Parliament is not in session,” she added.
Earlier in the day, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) took on Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh for not being able to take concrete action against Sidhu, who has refused to quit his television career. SAD leader Prem Singh Chandumajra said that Sidhu by continuing his television career is doing injustice with his post.
Amarinder on Wednesday had said that his government is taking legal advice in this regard, adding they may have to change the cricketer-turned-politician’s portfolio if it is not permissible. However, Sidhu on Wednesday said his presence in the TV show will not affect his cabinet responsibilities.