New Delhi, March 24: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday voiced his support for Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Swamy said when Attorney General and the Solicitor General continue their law practice appearing for clients against the government then why should cricketer-turned politician be targeted.
Coming on to micro-blogging site Twitter, Swami questioned the double standards being observed by politicians in Sidhu’s case.
“Why should Navjot Sadhu be targeted when the AG and SG continue their law practice appearing for clients against the Government? Double Std?,” Swamy tweeted.
Why should Navjot Sadhu be targeted when the AG and SG continue their law practice appearing for clients against the Government? Double Std?
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) March 24, 2017
Sidhu is currently the Culture, Tourism, Archives and Museums Minister in Captain Amarinder Singh’s Cabinet. Yesterday State’s Advocate General (AG) Atul Nanda in his legal advice tendered to the Punjab Government said, Sidhu can continue to work in a popular TV comedy show and there is “no legal bar” and “conflict of interest.”
The Attorney General in his statement said there is no violation of the Constitution of India, the Representation of the People’s Act, 1951, or the Code of Conduct in Sidhu’s case. The statement was submitted to the Punjab Government
“There is no conflict of interest between his work on the show and his office and discharge of duties as a minister,” Nanda said.
The Punjab Chief Minister had sought the Attorney General’s legal advice on whether there was any restriction on the continuation of Sidhu’s work as a celebrity guest on TV or if it amounted to conflict of interest.
Sidhu had earlier this week asserted that he would continue to participate in ‘The Kapil Sharma Show.”