Just a day after the Shiv Sena got backlash for banning ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali’s concert, which was scheduled for 9 October in Mumbai, Singer Abhijeet, as expected, kicked up a fresh controversy by attacking the Pakistani singer. He called Ghulam Ali, “Dengue Artist from a terrorist country”.
In a series of tweets, Abhijeet said, “Feel ashamed, Country of @mangeshkarlata @rafi @Naushad @JagjitSinghG suffers from Hawala artists from terrorist country, antinational media.”
He also slammed the media and politicians. “Nation and patriotism 1st .. Gana bajana later, #Shameless anti national Indian Media and politicians .. ,” tweets the Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaaon singer.
Following the objection raised by BJP ally Shiv Sena, organisers canceled the concert after they met Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray yesterday. Reacting to the cancellation, the musical maestro said, “I’m not angry but very hurt. I have always got love in India.”
“#GhulamGigCancelled kitni baar bhagaya bt these shameless hv no self respect no work except terrorism bt we feed them along wd prestitutes, “ Abhijeet said in another tweet.
As a part of those opposing the ban, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh attacked Shiv Sena for imposing the ban. He said, Shiv Sena wants to become Indian Taliban. “If Ghulam Ali could sing in Sankat Mochan Temple in Varanasi why not in a function in Mumbai? Shiv Sena wants to become Indian Taliban,” the Congress general secretary tweeted.
In a shocking tweet, Abhijeet also said “So called Hindu political parties jst shout 4 mileage bt never tk action agnst these Dengu Artists from terrorist country.” These qawwals don’t come here on their marit but due to paki Dalals #prestitute and @MaheshNBhatt”, reads another tweet.