Chandigarh, March 17: Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday assumed the office of the Minister for Local Bodies, putting the controversy over the post of Deputy Chief Minister to rest. Addressing the media, the former cricketer said: “Captain is like my father. I will take up any role assigned to me. I am happy with anything Captain saab deems fit for me. I have come here for serving Punjab, not for any personal benefits.”
Sidhu arrived in his office accompanied by wife Dr Navjot Kaur and party MLAs Rana Gurjit Singh, Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, Kuljit Nagra and Pargat Singh.
When asked as to how he would balance his TV assignments with his ministerial responsibilities, Sidhu said: “Janta ki awaaz mein parmatma ki awaaj hai. Jab janta ko koi itraaz nahin to aapko kyon. I will work in office till 3 pm before taking a flight to Mumbai. I will shoot till 3 am and be back in Chandigarh before you people are out of bed.”