Chandigarh – Once seen as a major support to Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a well-known musician and Sufi singer Rabbi Shergill of the ‘Bullah Ki Jaana’ fame, now sees Kejriwal as “the killer of revolution”. Shergill, in a recently held tête-à-tête with Daily Post during Kasauli Rhythm and Blues fest, expresses his no-holds-barred opinion about Delhi Chief Minister and AAP’s national convenor.“Arvind Kejriwal is the killer of revolution, ” Rabbi Shergill reacts listening to the name of the man in whose support he addressed various rallies in 2013 Delhi Vidhan Sabha elections. Expressing his anguishes against Kejriwal, Shergill says: “With his wicked planning and blunders, Kejriwal has not only finished the Aam Aadmi Party but also killed the revolution, which had taken birth from Anna Hazare’s movement.” “He has given such a major setback to the society that at least this generation can’t even think of participating in any such revolutionary move. But yes, I believe that the next generation will again get up as the society seriously needs an overhauling,” tells the musician, who claims to be worried about the current socio-political fabric.Speaking ahead he added, “There was a time in Delhi, few years ago, when the AAP had emerged, people used to have blind faith in the AAP and its volunteers. On a single call, thousands used to assemble without even bothering about the involvement of time and energy. Alas! Things have taken u-turn within few years. All thanks to Kejriwal and his strategies.” Shifting his focus from slamming Kejriwal, the singer also expresses his worries about the deterioration in the music industry with guns and gangs culture being promoted. He demands for all artists, including poets, singers and musicians, to come on a common platform and think about their contribution towards the society as he thinks that the menace can be resolved at the level of civil society.Not much impressed with Punjab government’s announcement to form the cultural commission, Shergill says: “Such commissions can’t bring any reform till we understand our responsibilities and put efforts to preserve our culture.” “I am extremely pained to admit that art is dying and it is being replaced by the entertainment,” claims Shergill, who also finds himself not capable to redress the issue, as he says: “My melody is not Punjabi, my language is Punjabi; and my music is ‘rock-n-roll’. I actually don’t know if I am a Sufi singer or pop singer. It’s up to the audience to decide. What I know is that my whole composition is just a ‘ragda’, an amalgam of various tunes, which I create myself.
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