Former cricketer and Congress politician Navjot Singh Siddhu has been sacked from Kapil Sharma show after he made derogatory remarks about the recent attack in Kashmir.
Congress politician Navjot Singh Siddhu has been dropped from the popular Kapil Sharma Show hosted by Kapil Sharma on Sony Entertainment Television after he made insensitive remarks on the recent terrorist attack in Kashmir.
The attack took over 40 lives but Sidhu made a very insensitive remark, “nations cannot be held responsible for the dastardly acts of terrorists. The terrorists do not have deen, mazhab (sect and religion). There are good, the bad and the ugly. Every institution has them. Every nation has them. The ugly needs to be punished…”
“Where ever wars are fought and such things happen, dialogue also continues simultaneously. There is a need to find a permanent solution to (issues between India and Pakistan). Such people (terrorists) have no religion, no country and no caste. When a snake bites, its anti-dote is also snake poison,” Sidhu had said.
While the terror attack evoked widespread condemnation and calls for action against Pakistan, Sidhu said that the dialogue with Islamabad should continue.
A day after his comments on Pulwama attack, “a nation cannot be held responsible for the acts of terrorists”, Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday stuck to his stand saying that though for him, “country had always been first”, he “cannot blame an entire nation for what a few cowards did”.
“Mere liye hamesha hi desh pehle tha (For me the country had always been first)… but I stand by what I said yesterday (Friday) and I cannot blame an entire nation for an act done by a few cowards..,” said Sidhu, adding his statement was “distorted”.
He added that he has no regrets for hugging Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa or visiting the country for Prime Minister Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony.
There was a huge uproar on social media after Sidhu made this remark. Following uproar over his remarks Punjab cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been dropped from the popular Kapil Sharma Show.
Navjot has been replaced by comedian Archana Puran Singh on the Kapil Sharma Show and a few episodes have already been shot with her. Archana had also replaced Sidhu in show in 2017 after he had fallen ill.