As a political slugfest has erupted over the cancellation of a live performance by standard playback singer Arijit Singh on the Eco Park in Kolkata scheduled for early subsequent yr, chief of the opposition in West Bengal, Suvendu Adhikari, has referred to a Twitter message by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in October 2015 over cancellation of a live performance by Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali in Mumbai following threats from Shiv Sena.
After the present of Ghulam Ali was cancelled, Banerjee, in a Twitter message on October 8, 2015, invited the legendary Pakistani singer to conduct a live performance in Kolkata.
“Music has no boundaries. Music is the rhythm of coronary heart. Ghulam Ali Ji live performance could be held in Kolkata. We’ll make all preparations,” Mamata Banerjee posted.
Referring to that Twitter message, Adhikari on Thursday issued a recent Twitter message questioning the Chief Minister for not exhibiting the identical open-mindedness about Arijit Singh. “Music has no boundaries on the subject of Pakistani Ghulam Ali however the case is completely different for Hindustani Arijit Singh,” he mentioned.
The BJP has alleged that the singer has paid the value for singing the favored tune ‘Gerua’ within the presence Banerjee on the latest inauguration of the Kolkata Worldwide Movie Competition (KIFF), which was attended, amongst others, by prime Bollywood stars resembling Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Rani Mukherjee.
BJP’s IT cell chief and the social gathering’s observer for West Bengal, Amit Malviya, and the state president of BJP’s youth wing in West Bengal, Indranil Khan, took to Twitter concentrating on the state authorities and ruling Trinamool Congress on this depend.
Nevertheless, state City Growth Affairs minister and Kolkata Mayor, Firhad Hakim dismissed such allegations and claimed that every one programmes at ECO Park throughout that point had been cancelled preserving in thoughts the G20 seminar.