TMC, BJP trade jibes over cancellation of Arijit gig | India News


KOLKATA: Leaders of West Bengal’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Opposition BJP exchanged barbs on Thursday over the cancellation of a scheduled concert of singer Arijit Singh in New Town area near Kolkata.
BJP alleged that February 18 concert was cancelled as Singh had sung ‘rang de tu mohe gerua’, which has the word ‘saffron’, in the presence of CM Mamata Banerjee at the inauguration of the 28th Kolkata International Film Festival.
TMC rubbished the charge and claimed that the show was cancelled because of a G20 meeting, while asserting that BJP is “not the custodian of saffron colour”.
It said the show will be held on the same date and a hunt for an alternate location is on.
Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari tweeted, “Music has no boundaries when it comes to Pakistani Ghulam Ali but the case is different for Hindustani Arijit Singh.”
BJP national vice-president Dilip Ghosh said Singh was victimised by state agency Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation, custodian of Eco Park, the scheduled venue, for singing the song in front of Banerjee at KIFF.


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