With the Lok Sabha Elections starting this Thursday, The Election Commission [EC] is working at its peak to make sure that no party violates the Model Code of conduct. It recently ordered Congress to remove one stanza from its campaign theme song, which was an apparent jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The EC found one particular stanza in the song objectionable which translated in English to:
“After making false moves, changing the names of cities, consigning currency notes to scrap, deceiving every poor person, spreading the smoke of hate, pitting brother against brother, you say 'elect me', but you must listen to us."A media monitoring committee of the EC had Saturday objected to the stanza. After it was removed, the song was cleared for release.
The song 'Main hi toh Hindustan hoon' has been written by Javed Akhtar. The campaign film was directed by Nikkhil Advani and the cinematography was Tushar Kanti Ray. The concept and script was by Anuja Chauhan, and the music was composed by Arjunna Harjai.
The EC on April 6th had said that BJP's theme song composed by Asansol MP Babul Supriyo cannot be played anywhere henceforth after the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) objected to it in West Bengal. The song was then asked to be modified and then sent to the electoral body for certification. However, now the BJP has been asked to retract the song.