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Congress banned Kishore Kumar songs on AIR: Modi

IANS  |  Khandwa 

Accusing the of indulging in the of oppression, on Sunday reminded the people of the days of when the songs of were banned on All Radio (AIR) because he did not toe the government line.

was addressing a rally at Chhaigaon Maakhan here in support of the BJP candidate from Khandwa, which is also the home town of

"At the mention of Khandwa, people are reminded of He was among the people who refused to fall in line during the Emergency, when every dissident against the government was thrown into jail.

"But refused to buckle under pressure, which resulted in his songs being banned from the All Radio (AIR). If you ask the about that episode now, the answer you will get is 'hua toh hua'," said Modi, in a snide reference to Sam Pitroda's remark on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Recalling the gas tragedy, said: "Thousands died of and lives of several generations were destroyed in Bhopal, but the man responsible for the tragedy was escorted out of the scene in a government plane. If you now question the event, you will be told, 'hua toh hua'. People died and still continue to die but the Congress doesn't care."

Last week replying to a question on the 1984 genocide, in which 3,000 Sikhs were killed, Pitroda said, "Hua to hua. Hua to kya hua. It happens, so what."



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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 19:16 IST