BJP MLA from Telangana, Raja Singh, has often been in the news for his communally charged speeches. Not so long ago, the MLA from Goshamahal was in the news for saying that the BJP will change the name of Hyderabad if it won the assembly elections that were held in December last year. Now the MLA has caused himself and his party considerable shame by stealing a Pakistani military’s patriotic song, which was recorded to embarrass India. Worse still, Singh copied the Pakistani song to dedicate it to the Indian army.
Singh on Sunday tweeted a video, where he was seen recording a song in a studio. Lyrics of his song Hindustan Zindabad said, “Jinki himmat watan, apna jazba watan, apni sachchi lagan, seedha rasta watan, khaayi hai ye qasam Bharat Maa ki ham ne, Sun le dushman sabhi ham tujhe naa chhodein. Mere Dil Ki Awaz, Hindustan Zindabad.”
— Chowkidar Raja Singh (@TigerRajaSingh) April 12, 2019
Not only did Singh copy the music of the song Pakistan Zindabad (watch below) of the Pakistani military, but he also directly plagiarised its Urdu lyrics. Although he did replace some words of the song with Bharat Maa.
What was even more embarrassing was his announcement that he will dedicate his version of the Pakistani patriotic song to the Indian army on the occasion of Ram Navami, celebrated on 14 April.
Many on Social media were quick to call out the BJP MLA out for plagiarism. Academic Ashok Swain, who’s also a regular columnist with Janta Ka Reporter, was the first to highlight this. Swain wrote, “Hindutva Gang’s Hyderabadi Bigot Raja Singh sings a song ‘Hindustan Zindabad’ which is a blind copy of Pakistan Army ISPR’s theme song ‘Pakistan Zindabad’!”
Hindutva Gang's Hyderabadi Bigot Raja Singh sings a song 'Hindustan Zindabad' which is a blind copy of Pakistan Army ISPR's theme song 'Pakistan Zindabad'! https://t.co/b2EAskvUrh
— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) April 14, 2019
Swain later shared the YouTube link of the song released by the ISPR.
What’s even more embarrassing is that the ISPR had recorded the original song to commemorate the capture of Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan in February this year. The Pakistani song flaunts its military prowess by prominently highlighting the capture of Wing Commander Abhinandan.
Another, but more obvious embarrassment for Singh and the BJP is his appalling singing ability. Even his hardcore supporters may find his rendition utterly torturous.