Congressman Jaiveer Shergill slams Adnan Sami’s Padma Shri honour

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Things got a little heated on Twitter between singer Adnan Sami and Congressman Jaisveer Shergill, after the former was awarded a Padma Shri on Saturday for his contribution to the music industry.

As highlighted by Bollywood Hungama, Shergill questioned the reasons behind the government’s decision to present a prestigious award to someone he felt was not deserving of it, following reports of a Kargil war veteran who was declared a ‘foreigner’.

Shergill tweeted, “Kargil war veteran and retired army officer Mohammad Sanaullah who fought for India declared ‘foreigner’ after NRC and Adnan Sami whose family fought against India honoured with Padma Shri — This is the magic of NRC and government chamchagiri!”

Today Sami responded back to Shergill, “Hey kid, did you get ur brain from a ‘Clearance Sale’ or from a second-hand novelty store? Did they teach u in Berkley that a son is to be held accountable or penalised for the acts of his parents? And ur a lawyer? Is that what u learned in law school? Good luck with that!”

The Twitter battle didn’t just end there, they continued to engage in a series of tweets over the course of the day. Shergill went as far as questioning Sami on what contribution he has made as an Indian citizen, “Well Uncle Ji, let me break to you that I don’t need lecture on Indian Culture from a person who has distanced or disowned his own father for sake of earning few claps on Twitter-Acha this reminds me can you highlight 5 contributions you made towards India in last 5 years?”

Sami retorted, “Again u speak with ur presumptuous ignorant pedestrian pea-brain! Whr have I dared to distance myself from my mighty father whom I love & respect beyond words?? He is my other self!! Don’t u dare presume to talk about my sacred relationship with my late illustrious father bachay!”

Many came out in support of the music composer and congratulated him on receiving the Padma Shri.

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