Controversial BJP MLA from Hyderabad, Raja Singh, who is notorious for his off the cuff comments, is back in the news – this time for an even strange reason.
Singh, the lone BJP MLA from Telangana is accused of plagiarising a song by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) the media wing of the Pakistan Army to for his song which praises the Indian Army.
It all began on April 12 when Singh, who goes by the name @TigerRajaSingh on Twitter announced his ‘debut’ as an artist. Singh had posted a video of him singing with a caption, “My new song which will be released on 14th April at 11:45 AM on the occasion of Sri Ram Navami is dedicated to our Indian Army forces.”
— Chowkidar Raja Singh (@TigerRajaSingh) April 12, 2019
But social media users were quick to point out that Singh’s song was a rip-off from ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ a song produced by ISPR and posted on YouTube on 21st March.
Singh literally lifted the lyrics and replaced “Pakistan Zindabad” with “Hindustan Zindabad”.
In a sarcastic tweet, DG ISPR Asif Ghafoor too confirmed that Singh’s song was inspired by the ISPR production.
— Asif Ghafoor (@peaceforchange) April 14, 2019
Even after being called out Singh is sticking to his position and claimed that he was unaware of the song by ISPR.
Accusing Pakistan of copied his song, Singh said: “we don’t have to copy anything from a terrorist state like Pakistan.”
I'm more surprised that even a terriorst nation produces singer's. #Pakistani singer's may have copied my song we don't have to copy anything from a terrorist state like Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/nnXIinOt1E
— Chowkidar Raja Singh (@TigerRajaSingh) April 14, 2019