New Delhi: Singer-musician Adnan Sami was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India followed by which Congress, in no time hit out at the Modi government for conferring the award to a son of a Pakistan Air Force pilot.
Congress spokesperson 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 ‘Yogdan’ to society or BJP government ‘gungan’ (praise) new criteria? Is this New India?” Shergill asked.
3 Q’s to BJP Govt on #PadmaShri for #adnansami :
1. Why Indian Soldier like Mohd Sannaullah is declared foreigner via NRC & Son of Pakistan Air Force Pilot is given Padma Shri?
2. Is contribution “Yogdan” to society or BJP Govt “Gungan” praise new criteria?
3. Is this New India? pic.twitter.com/vYxVGuOR8q
— Jaiveer Shergill (@JaiveerShergill) January 26, 2020
Adnan Sami was witty enough to response and tweeted, “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!”
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!😂 https://t.co/s1mgusEdDr
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) January 26, 2020
Sami revealed to a national news agency that his father had his own personal choices in life which was different from that of his. He also stated that his father was out of the service before his birth and that he had never seen him in a uniform, let alone known anything about his life in the Air Force.
Meanwhile, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh congratulated Sami on being conferred with the Padma Shri.