MU­SI­CAL IRONY

India Today - - GLASS HOUSE -

The irony was lost on ev­ery­one. Even as speaker af­ter speaker crit­i­cised Pak­istan for its ter­ror tac­tics at the rally in Kan­pur, the song play­ing in the back­ground was set to mu­sic from, yes, you guessed, a Pak­istani singer. “Dhokha diya sada Congress (I) ne, desh ko loot liya So­nia tai ne,” went the BJP song. The orig­i­nal? ‘ Achha sila diya tune mere pyaar ka, yaar ne hi loot lia ghar yaar ka’, writ­ten and sung by Pak­istani singer At­taullah Khan Esakhelvi.

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