Following uproar over his remarks on Pakistan after the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been dropped from the popular “The Kapil Sharma Show” on television.
According to a source close to the show, Sidhu will no longer be part of the Sony Entertainment Television comedy.
While the terror attack evoked widespread condemnation and calls for action against Pakistan, Sidhu said that the dialogue with Islamabad should continue.
“Where ever wars are fought and such things (terrorist attacks) 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.
His comments led to a huge uproar, with hashtags like #BoycottSidhu #BoycottKapilSharmaShow and #BoycottSonyTV trending on Twitter.
Asked if the decision comes after his remarks, the source said: “There might be other reasons as well, but this thing is surely one of them.” Confronted by media on Saturday regarding his removal from the TV show, Sidhu walked away, refusing to comment, sat in his SUV and drove away.