Former cricketer, politician and television personality Navjot Singh Sidhu is currently breaking the headlines because of his recent comments on Pulwama terror attack.
He said, “For a handful of people, can you blame the entire nation and can you blame an individual? It (the attack) is a cowardly act and I condemn it firmly. Violence is always condemnable and those who did it must be punished,”
Soon after Sidhu’s remark, the social media users in India demanded his removal from The Kapil Sharma Show.
Kapil Sharma comes out in support of Navjot
There were also reports doing the rounds that, the channel took the action and sacked Sidhu from The Kapil Sharma Show following his comments. It was also being said that he will be replaced by Archana Puran Singh on the show.
Well now, show’s host Kapil Sharma finally speaks on the matter. While speaking at an event in Chandigarh, Kapil said “These are very small things, or can also be a part of propaganda. I feel banning someone or sacking Navjot Singh Sidhu from the show (The Kapil Sharma Show) is not the solution. We need to look for a permanent solution,” he told the reporters.
Talking about the Pulwama attack, Kapil said that he is with the government. “We are with the government but still we need a permanent solution. The cowardly act in Pulwama that killed our soldiers shouldn’t be forgotten and the culprits should be punished,” he added.
Navjot Singh Sidhu also shared a video of Kapil, where he is seen saying “There should be a permanent solution to this problem. If sacking Sidhu Ji was a solution, then Sidhu Ji is smart enough to walk out of the show himself. So, people are being misled with hashtags like ‘#BoycottSidhu’ and ‘#BoycottKapilSharmaShow’. Right now one should focus on the genuine problem and the attention of the youth should not be taken away from the real issue.”
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) February 18, 2019
Meanwhile, Sidhu seems to be clueless about being replaced. Talking about it, he said, “I had to attend Vidhan Sabha’s session due to which I couldn’t go for the shoots of The Kapil Sharma Show and they got somebody else in my replacement for two episodes. I have no intimation about my termination from the channel. If it is regarding my statement, I will stick to what I have been saying yesterday, today and ever tomorrow.”