BJP questions timing of Ghulam Ali concert in Kolkata

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Kolkata, Jan 13:  The BJP today questioned the propriety of hosting a concert by Pakistani Ghazal Singer Ghulam AIi in the city at a time when Pakistan backed terrorists were launching attacks in the country.

State BJP President Dilip Ghosh told reporters, "We don't have any problem with programmes of Pakistani artistes here.

Ghulam Ali: BJP questions WB govt

But we only pointed out one thing whether organising a music concert with Ghulam Ali, Pakistani artiste would be right at this moment when Pakistan is sending terrorists in our country?"

Criticising West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for organising the concert, Ghosh said the money the state uses in organising festivals and programmes, could well be used on the welfare of the minority community in the state.

"We would like to add that the amount of money that the state government spends on organising festivals, can well be used for the welfare of minorities in the state", Ghosh said.

Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali, whose concert was cancelled in Mumbai last year following Shiv Sena protests, yesterday enthralled a packed audience at the Netaji Indoor Stadium here.


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