A day after Carnatic singer TM Krishna’s Delhi concert was called off by one of its organisers, the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government on Tuesday vowed to hold his event in the national capital. The office of Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has already contacted the singer and is working on a date for the event.
Krishna was supposed to be a part of the two-day “Dance and Music in the Park” festival at Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri on November 17 and 18, organised jointly by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the cultural body, SPIC-MACAY. However, on late Tuesday night, the AAI decided to postpone the event, allegedly forced by the reaction of right-wing trolls who criticised the government body for calling an ‘anti-India’ element for the event. The authority, however, cited ‘some exigencies of work’ for the postponing of the event.
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Krishna, who is an open critic of the present government, remained unfazed with the decision and said: “Give me a stage anywhere in Delhi on November 17, I will come and sing. We just can’t let ourselves be cowed down by this kind of threats.”