BJP MLA slams Pakistan army, denies allegations of copying its song

Hyderabad: Telangana BJP MLA Raja Singh Lodh found himself in the midst of a controversy after Pakistani Army alleged that the song he had released on 14 April was a copy of a song released by its media wing for Pakistan Day.

However, Singh, who represents the Goshamahal constituency in Hyderabad, denied the allegations and slammed the Pakistan Army by saying that “one did not have to copy anything from a terrorist state like Pakistan.”

On Sunday, while mocking the Indian legislature, Pakistan army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted, “Glad that you copied. But copy to speak the truth as well,”

The Pakistani Army claimed that the song ‘Zindabad Pakistan’ was written by Sahir Ali Bagga and it was released on 23 March for Pakistan Day.

According to Pakistan media reports, Raja Singh copied the song ‘Zindabad Pakistan’ and recorded it by changing it to ‘Zindabad Hindustan’ and dedicated it to Indian armed forces.

In retaliation, Singh tweeted, “Good to see even #Pakistan media is covering my song “#Hindustan Zindabad. I’m more surprised that even a terrorist nation produces singer’s (sic). #Pakistani singer’s (sic) may have copied my song we don’t have to copy anything from a terrorist state like Pakistan.”

NT Bureau