Bappi Lahiri Changes Tunes to BJP 'Wave'

As general elections approach, everyone seems to jumping on to the political bandwagon to try out their luck.

Published: 01st February 2014 09:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st February 2014 09:21 AM   |  A+A-

As general elections approach, everyone seems to jumping on to the political bandwagon to try out their luck. Latest entrant is Bollywood composer Bappi Lahiri, who along with several other TV artistes joined the BJP on Friday.

And Mumbai Police commissioner Satyapal Singh is likely to join the party after his resignation is accepted by the Maharashtra Government. Singh resigned on Thursday even though he had two more years left in his service. Sources said he is likely to contest from his home state, Uttar Pradesh.  “I have resigned and sent the papers to the state government. I have not yet decided which party to join,” Singh said on Friday.

On the eve of 2004 elections, Lahiri had joined the Congress and even sung a song calling Congress president Sonia Gandhi mother.

Ten years later, he joined the BJP in presence of party chief Rajnath Singh. “Ten years back, there was a wave in the Congress’ favour. The wave has now changed. The wave is now here,” he said.

Rajnath said Lahiri’s services may be used in his native state, West Bengal. The Bengal unit of the BJP had already made a demand that the musician be made a candidate from the state.

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