New Delhi: Hours after joining hands with Shiv Sena, one of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) allies, Priyanka Chaturvedi on Friday said that she will continue to criticise government with her songs, if it did something wrong. Notably, the former Congress spokesperson was asked on her recent song on Union Minister Smriti Irani’s degree.
“If you see Shiv Sena also, in past 5 years they’ve never hesitated from speaking if Government did something wrong. ‘Aur gaana main gaate rahungi’,” said Chaturvedi, a former Congress spokesperson.
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Last week, Chaturvedi, at a press conference of Congress party had sang the title track of the popular soap opera ‘Kyuki saas bhi Kabhi bahu thi’ (Because a mother-in-law was once a daughter-in-law too) by changing the lyrics to ‘qualification ke roop badalte hain’…(qualification keeps ‘changing).
“Qualifications ke bhi roop badalte hain, naye-naye sanche mein dhalte hain, ek degree aati hai, ek degree jaati hai, bante affidavit naye hain,“the former Congress spokesperson hummed the title track of the show. Irani, an actor-turned-politician, had essayed the lead role in ‘Kyuki saas bhi Kabhi bahu thi’.
“We have no issue with the fact that Smriti Irani is not a graduate. The issue here is that she has lied repeatedly on oath and to the courts. People of India will see through these lies and give a befitting political reply to a ‘serial liar’!” Chaturvedi had said.
Congress’ sharp attack came a day after the BJP candidate from Amethi Lok Sabha seat submitted to the Election Commission (EC) that she did not complete her graduation from Delhi University.
Earlier in the day, Chaturvedi joined Sena after meeting the saffron party chief Uddhav Thackeray. “I know I will be held accountable for my past statements and my views and that how I came to this conclusion but I would like to say that this decision of joining Shiv Sena I have taken after a lot of thought,” she said.
Chaturvedi also alleged that Congress leaders insulted her, which is why she left the grand old party.