Singer-musician Adnan Sami slammed Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill for accusing him of getting Padma Shri award. Replying to his tweet, Adnan Sami said, ““Hey kid, did you get ur brain from a ‘Clearance Sale’ or from a second hand novelty store? Did they teach u in Berkley that a son is to be held accountable or penalised for the acts of his parents? And ur a lawyer? Is that what u learned in law school? Good luck with that!”
Singer-musician Adnan Sami was recently honored with the prestigious Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award of India.
As Adnan Sami was shortlisted for the Padma Shri award, Congress started criticizing him on social media. While some have congratulated him for the award, many have criticized the BJP government for the same. Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill took to Twitter to criticize the BJP government for conferring the honor on Adnan Sami. Shergill shared a video on Twitter in which he is seen lashing out at the government.
Jaiveer asked the government why Adnan Sami has been named for the prestigious award whose father fought against India during the 1999 Kargil war, whereas Mohmmad Sannaullah, a Kargil War veteran, was declared a foreigner through the National Register of Citizens or NRC for Assam.
Mr Sami was born in London to a Pakistani Air Force veteran who had applied for Indian citizenship in 2015 and became a citizen of the country in January 2016.
Attacking the center, Jaiveer Shergill said, “Kargil War veteran and retired army officer Mohammad Sanaullah who fought for India declared ”foreigner” after NRC, and Adnan Sami whose family fought against India honoured with Padma Shri — This is the magic of NRC and government chamchagiri!”
“Is contribution to society or BJP government’s praise new criteria? Is this New India?” Mr Shergill asked.
While many have supported Adnan Sami and congratulated him for the award. Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh congratulated Mr Sami on being honored with the Padma Shri.
“Congratulations to all Padma Awardees. I am very happy that Adnan Sami famous singer and musician and Pakistani Muslim immigrant has also been given Padma Shri,” Mr Singh tweeted, also attacking the government for the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act.