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Navjot Singh Sidhu given Power Ministry after Punjab CM Amarinder Singh's cabinet reshuffle

File photo of Navjot Singh Sidhu. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jun 06, 2019, 07.42 PM (IST)

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday tweeted out the revised list of portfolios of the Cabinet members after a minor reshuffle.


Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu has been stripped off his urban development department.

Amarinder Singh previously said that he was unhappy with Sidhu's performance in urban areas in the Lok Sabha polls.

Sidhu was the Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, and Museums of the State of Punjab. After the reshuffle, he has now been given the Department of Power, New and Renewable Energy sources.

Earlier today Navjot Singh Sidhu skipped the first cabinet meeting after the elections and asserted he could not be "taken for granted".

"I cannot be taken for granted. I have been a performer throughout in 40 years of my life be it international cricket, or world-class commentary with Geoffrey Boycott, TV shows or motivational talks," Sidhu told reporters.

"My department is being singled out publicly. I always regard him as my elder I always listen to him. But it hurts and now where is the collective responsibility? He (Amarinder) could have called me and said anything he wanted to say," Sidhu added.

In the recently held general election, Congress won eight out of the 13 seats in Punjab.