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After AAI programme was called off, TM Krishna invited by Delhi Govt to perform in the capital tomorrow

After AAI programme was called off, TM Krishna invited by Delhi Govt to perform in the capital tomorrow

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Nov 2018, 01:45 pm

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IBNS) : Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Friday announced that the AAP government has invited Carnatic singer TM Krishna to perform in the city on Saturday after the Airport Authority of India cancelled his concert, allegedly following  a social media campaign by right-wing trolls.

The Magsaysay award winner's  Saturday concert that was to be held at Nehru Park was cancelled by AAI, the sponsors of the programme. He was scheduled to perform at “Dance and Music in the Park” festival that was to be organised jointly by the AAI and cultural body, SPIC-MACAY.

Sisodia said he has invited Krishna to perform in Delhi on November 17. "No artist should ever be denied an opportunity to perform. I have invited @tmkrishna to perform on November 17 for the people of Delhi It's important to maintain the dignity of the Art and Artists," he tweeted.

On November 10, AAI had announced in a tweet that Krishna will be performing at the event.  Several advertisements were also released in some newspapers of the city.

News 18 has quoted Krishna as saying that AAI informed SPIC-MACAY on Tuesday night that the concert was called off due to “some exigencies of work,” and that the organization is no longer “in a position to go ahead with the dance & music concert.”

Krishna had re-tweeted AAI’s invitation on Monday, which triggered a spate of trolls who targeted the government body for sponsoring the concert. The tweets accused AAI of using public funds to sponsor Krishna, who sings about “Jesus and Allah”, is “anti-India”, a “converted bigot” and an “Urban Naxal”.

After AAI programme was called off, TM Krishna invited by Delhi Govt to perform in the capital tomorrow

India Blooms News Service
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