Delhi Govt to host TM Krishna's concert
New Delhi, Nov 16: The Delhi Government to host Carnatic singer TM Krishna's programme at Garden of Five Senses near Sake after Airport Authority of India (AAI) cancelled the concert followed by trolls calling the singer as anti-national and urban naxal.
TM Krishna, Magsaysay award winner, tweeted, "I am singing in Delhi tomorrow, the Delhi Govt is hosting the concert which is going to held in Garden of Five Senses near Saket at 6:30 PM. I invite everyone."
Performing tomorrow, 17th November in New Delhi with RK Shriramkumar, Praveen Sparsh and Anirudh Athreya— T M Krishna (@tmkrishna) November 16, 2018
Venue: Garden of Five Senses, Near Saket
Time: 6.30 pm pic.twitter.com/Ug8fkwArGh
Manish Sisodia, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister, said, "No artist should ever be denied an opportunity to perform. I have invited @tmkrishna to perform on the 17th Nov for the people of Delhi
It's important to maintain the dignity of the Art and Artists."
Krishna was attacked online and called a "converted bigot" and "urban Naxal" who sang about Jesus and Allah. The trolls also tagged several senior government officials such as Minister of Railways, Coal and Corporate Affairs Piyush Goel and Minister of Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu in their tweets.
Airports Authority of India Chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra, however, claimed the event was not postponed because of the criticism on social media. "Some exigency has come up and we are not free that day," he said.