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New Delhi:

BJP MLA Thakur Raja Singh’s video of him singing “Hindustan Zindabad” song is now viral on social media along with a Pakistani patriotic song. It was on Saturday Thakur Raja Singh Lodh, BJP member of the Telangana legislative assembly representing the Goshamahal constituency in Hyderabad, posted the video on Twitter. By the next day itself, Pakistan came to field claiming the song is remarkably similar to the patriotic anthem “Pakistan Zindabad” produced by the Pakistani military’s media wing, prompting reactions from social media users on both sides of the border.

As Thakur Raja Singh Lodh shared a snippet of the song on social media, the Pakistani Army claimed that the composition was a copy of a song released by its media wing on March 23 for Pakistan Day. The song was written by Sahir Ali Bagga and sung by Pakistani singer Sahir Ali Bagga according to PTI. Almost all the lyrics of Singh’s ‘version’ is similar to Pak patriotic song except “Hindustan Zindabad” which is used instead of “Pakistan Zindabad” in the original version. Raja Singh has also posted the video in which he was singing the song in a studio.

Raja Singh, on Friday, had announced that he would release a new song on April 14 of Ram Navmi as a tribute to the Indian army. Commenting on Singh’s video on Twitter from his personal account, Major General Asif Ghafoor, the director general of Pakistan’s ISPR, on Sunday said, “Glad that you copied. But copy to speak the truth as well.”

Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir also took to Twitter to comment on the news however, he was not as easy going as the Pakistan Army spokesperson. “I am not glad because this is not copy but theft very unimpressive voice humiliation to those who are dedicated,” he said.

However, Singh is not new to controversies.
He has been known for his controversial statements and nationality stance.

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