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A self-proclaimed Narendra Modi ‘bhakt’ (fan), Rockey Mittal — who has penned and sung about 50 songs in praise of the Prime Minister (PM) — has courted a controversy with his latest video song in which he seeks death to the corrupt while showing images of country’s top Opposition leaders.
In the 4.46-minute music video titled “Congress ki pant gilli (Congress is peeing in pants)”, released on YouTube, singer-lyricist Mittal says the PM is outweighing his entire Opposition with his work.
Referring to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, the singer then says “a weeping Rahul was being told by his mother Sonia Gandhi to catch a flight to Itlay” (the country of latter’s origin).
Then Mittal goes on to say that be it Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, Rashtriya Janta Dal leader Lalu Prasad Yadav, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati or the Congress, all were one against Modi.
In the next line, he then says “Desh ke luteron ko Ram ji utha le (Lord Rama get us rid of the corrupt)”. At the same time, the video shows images of Mulayam, Lalu, Mayawati, Gandhis, CPIM leader Prakash Karat, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
Taking exception of this remark in the song, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) legislator and former Rajya Sabha member, Ranbir Singh Gangwa said if Mittal is singing the truth, he should expose the corruption of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also.
“The Congress may have done scams, but by taking government money to make such comments against a political party is wrong,” he said while objecting to the portrayal of Lalu, Mulayam and Mayawati.
Spokesperson of Haryana Mahila Congress Ranjeeta Mehta said the ruling BJP was indulging in cheap politics by making such songs. She said the women Congress will hold agitations and burn effigies of the CM and Mittal if a public apology was not tendered by both of them. “We will also file a defamation suit against Mittal,” she said.
On his part, Mittal said no one will wish to make temples for the corrupt. “I have not named anyone while seeking death for the corrupt. The Congress and INLD have exposed themselves by objecting to lines in my song,” he said.
Mittal came to limelight for singing songs in support of making Modi, then Gujarat CM, the PM in the run-up to 2014 Lok Sabha polls. He has since then been releasing video songs on YouTube in support of Modi with his own resources. He claims to have received death threats for the same.