Congress wants Coldplay’s Mumbai concert to be postponed and people are fuming

But not all Congress leaders feel the same, Milind Deora took to Twitter to say that the concert is harmless.

By: Trends Desk | Updated: November 4, 2016 7:57 pm
Congress and NCP demand Colplay concert be postponed Congress and NCP demand Colplay concert be postponed

Coldplay has been rage ever since they came to India in 2015. There were rumours about their concert though the year which were finally put to bed when they announced that they’ll be performing in Mumbai on November 19. Fans went crazy and tickets were sold out in no time. But then as it often happens in India, politics comes into play. Indian National Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) demanded that the concert be postponed because the state government has given concessions to woo voters.

According to a Hindustan Times report, the Congress sent a letter to the State Election Commission stating that the party in power is using the concert for political gains.

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“The Maharasthra government has invested in the event [organised by Global Citizen India]. The MMRDA headed by the chief minister Fadnavis has given a concession of 75% in fare to the organisers for the ground at BKC. The government has also given tax exemption to the show. The tax exemption was given when the code of conduct was in force,” Mumbai chief of Congress Sanjay Nirupam told HT.

However, as soon as the news reached the Internet, Colplay fans couldn’t help but vent in the form of anger and even jokes. There were some who were happy about this too.

But not all Congress leaders feel the same, Milind Deora took to Twitter to say that the concert is harmless. “Unwise to demand a ban on @coldplay. Musical concerts don’t determine elections. @INCIndia has always favoured a culturally vibrant Mumbai,” he wrote.

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    IML sood
    Nov 4, 2016 at 5:33 pm
    Now where are champion of free press,free democracy, freedom of artists? Are these goons on the pay roll of Cong./NCP/CPM/AAP etc. have put tape on their mouths.
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      SubbuI
      Nov 4, 2016 at 5:58 pm
      NOW ACE NEGITIATER FADNAVIS SHOULD DO SOME THING!lt;br/gt;MAHARASHTRA POLICE ARE MARBLE LESS CLOWNS. CAN'T MAINTAIN LAW AND ORDER IF THERE ANY. MAY BE 2 CRORES WILL SUFFICE MR FADNAVIS?
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        Insane
        Nov 4, 2016 at 2:12 pm
        Fear my friends, fear of losing the elections is driving Congress to go insane.
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          Venkataraman Jagadesan
          Nov 5, 2016 at 12:08 am
          Congress and its cousin NCP gets in o jitter whenever any entertainig programme is organized any where and especially at Mumbai. Since they lost Mumbai to BJPand SS they want the Mumabiker should sit with congress and NCP to mourn and should ot have any fun. They have gone really mental since they want the Cold's play to be postponed which the Maharashtra Govt: is not agreeing. They wanted postponement since at short notice they could not muster goons to create Law and order problem for the CM. Jai Hind.
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            Venkataraman Jagadesan
            Nov 5, 2016 at 12:12 am
            They have all gone to Ex-Servicemen Funeral along with Paplu and Anarchist to do drama. Some of them have gone to JNU also for shouting '" Bharat ko tukde tukde krenge" and enjoy the fun. Shame. Jai HInd.
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              Shridhar Shettigar
              Nov 4, 2016 at 7:56 pm
              Where is the question of free press or freedom of artists...Here only postponing of the show is sought, not banning the show
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                Manali
                Nov 8, 2016 at 8:27 am
                WISH THE CONGRESS AND NCP SHUT UP AND LET BE. CALLING FOR A BAN ON THE CONCERT IS NOT GOING TO GARNER THEM VOTES. THEY ARE JUST DOING THIS FOR FREE PUBLICITY.
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                  R.Mehta
                  Nov 4, 2016 at 2:42 pm
                  If something liked by people is being organised and in the process some concessions have been given ,then the leaders in opposition should not make it a political issue and demand postponment or cancellation of the event.
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