Raja Singh, BJP legislator from Telangana’s Goshamahal who is popular as ‘TigerRajaSingh’ on the micro-blogging site, recently uploaded a teaser video of him performing a song that he claimed to have composed himself. The song was dedicated to the Indian Army and was subsequently released in full on April 15.
Soon after the promo was uploaded on April 12, the song which instantly went viral, evoked reactions from Pakistan. Many on Twitter claimed that it was a plagiarised version of a song released on March 23, which the country celebrates as “Pakistan Day”. Major General Asif Ghafoor, the spokesperson of Pakistani armed forces wrote on Twitter,” “Glad that you copied. But copy to speak the truth as well.”
Many Pakistanis and Indians agreed that the song was indeed released previously in Pakistan and was, in fact, the themes song of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). Some even posted videos people such as cricketer Shahid Afridi singing the song, prior to the release of Singh’s version.