The BJP affirmed that the February 18 show was dropped as Mr Singh had as of late sung ‘rang de tu mohe gerua’ within the sight of Boss Pastor Mamata Banerjee.
Heads of West Bengal’s decision Trinamool Congress and Resistance BJP traded points on Thursday over the wiping out of a booked show of vocalist Arijit Singh in the New Town region close to Kolkata.
The BJP claimed that the February 18 show was dropped as Mr Singh had as of late sung ‘rang de tu mohe gerua’, which has the word ‘saffron’, within the sight of Boss Pastor Mamata Banerjee at the introduction of the 28th Kolkata Worldwide Film Celebration.
The TMC rubbished the charge and guaranteed that the show was dropped in view of a G20 meeting, while at the same time stating that the BJP is “not the caretaker of saffron tone”.
It said the show will be hung on a similar date and a chase after a substitute area is on.
Head of Resistance Suvendu Adhikari tweeted, “Music has no limits with regards to Pakistani Ghulam Ali yet the case is different for Hindustani Arijit Singh.”
Mr Banerjee had in 2016 welcomed Ghulam Ali for a show in the eastern city after his show was dropped in Mumbai because of dangers from Shiv Sena.
BJP public VP Dilip Ghosh additionally let columnists know that Singh was deceived by state organization Lodging and Framework Advancement Enterprise (HIDCO), the overseer of Eco Park, the booked scene in New Town, for singing the tune before Banerjee at KIFF.
HIDCO administrator and state serve Firhad Hakim rubbished the BJP’s charge and affirmed that the party is “not the caretaker of saffron tone”.
“Arijit Singh’s show must be dropped as there will be countless public and global visitors at a G20 meeting at Biswa Bangla Conference hall close to Eco Park around a similar time. Police refered to security issues and we went by their suggestion,” Mr Hakim said.
Salman Khan’s show planned at Eco Park in January end was likewise dropped yet there was no uproar over it, he said.
TMC state representative Kunal Ghosh said that few substitute areas including Acquatica amusement park are being scoured for Singh’s show.
“Arijit had sung at the KIFF initiation on December 15 and cash kept for his Eco Park show was returned on December 8. A measure of ₹ 3 lakh kept for a program of Salman Khan was likewise returned. Then how did the topic of saffron come?” he said in a Facebook post in Bangla.
He hated the way “Bengal’s pride” Arijit was exposed to legislative issues and said his program will be held somewhere else.
“Essentially, Salman Khan’s program will be held at Milan Mela Fair Ground. For what reason is no discussion being raked up over the retraction of his Eco Park program?” he added.