A Tiff Between Adnan Sami and Congress Leader Jaiveer Shergill On Twitter Over Padma Award

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On Monday, singer-musician Adnan Sami engaged in a tiff with the Congress leader Jaiveer Shergill on his derogatory remarks made about him on being awarded the Padma Shri – India’s 4th highest civilian honor. Shergill accused Sami of Chamchagiri (sycophancy) on Sunday and even attacked the BJP government for awarding such a high civilian honor to the son of Pakistan’s Air Force pilot.

On Sunday, Shergill asked the government as to why a family member of Pakistan’s army was being awarded Padma Shri while an Indian Kargil War veteran, Mohmmad Sannaullah, was declared to be a foreigner via the NRC ( National Register of Citizens) for Assam.

On Monday, Shergill replied to Sami’s tweet

To which Adnan Sami responded

Also Read: Padma Award recipient list 2020

On the morning of the 71st Republic Day of India, Shergill posted a video via his Twitter handle asking 3 questions to the BJP government in regard to honoring Adnan Sami with Padma Shri, he said “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?”.

Adnan Sami is among the 118 Padma Shri awardees whose names were announced on the 25th of January, 2020 – Republic Day Eve. Sami was born in London as a son of a Pakistan’s Air Force veteran Pilot and applied the citizenship of India in 2015. He was awarded Indian citizenship in January of 2016.

However, Congress’ senior leader, Digvijaya Singh congratulated Sami on being awarded with India’s 4th highest civilian award – Padma Shri. He tweeted “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. I had also recommended his case to GOI for giving him Indian Citizenship. He was given Indian Citizenship by Modi Govt.”.

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