New Delhi (Sputnik): The Pakistani Army has called out an Indian legislator from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for mistakenly borrowing a song dedicated to Pakistan's military; the politician later expressed mock surprise that a 'terrorist nation' could produce singers.
Lawmaker Thakur Raja Singh Lodh from BJP announced the launch of his ‘new song' through a video tweet, "My new song which will be released on 14th April at 11:45 AM on the occasion of #SriRamNavami is dedicated to our #IndianArmy forces."
Pakistan's military claimed that the composition is a copy of a song released by its media wing on 23 March for Pakistan Day.
Singh's musical attempt was immediately recognised by Pakistanis, who condemned the plagiarism attempt. "Glad that you copied. But copy to speak the truth as well," Maj General Asif Ghafoor, spokesperson of Pakistan's armed forces, tweeted from his personal account on Sunday.
Links to the original Pakistani versions were also given.
The politician had copied the song word-for-word, but altered the lyrics to make it ‘India friendly'. Thus the phrase 'Pakistan Zindabad' became 'Hindustan Zindabad'.
Ghafoor's jibe of ‘speak truth as well' reflected a catch-phrase pertaining to India's claims that it shot down a Pakistani F-16 during the dogfight between the two rivals.
Allah be praised, truth always prevails. Time for India to speak truth about false claims & actual losses on their side including the second aircraft shot down by Pakistan. India needs introspection especially over atrocities in IOK. Region needs peace, progress & prosperity. https://t.co/5eCsQDSDYD— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) April 5, 2019
Meanwhile, the Indian lawmaker brazenly rejected Pakistan's accusations, calling India's rival a 'terrorist state'. "I'm more surprised that even a terrorist nation produces singers. #Pakistani singers may have copied my song. We don't have to copy anything from a terrorist state like Pakistan," Thakur Raja Singh Lodh tweeted.
Good to see even #Pakistan media is covering my song #HindustanZindabad.— Chowkidar Raja Singh (@TigerRajaSingh) April 14, 2019
I'm more surprised that even a terrorist nation produces singer's. #Pakistani singer's may have copied my song we don't have to copy anything from a terrorist state like Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/nnXIinOt1E