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Coldplay singer insulted Indian tricolour, alleges NCP

The concert was much awaited by Indian coldplay fans, and the band performed several memorable songs, including ‘Paradise’, ‘Viva La Vida’, ‘Yellow’, ‘Fix You’, for over an hour at the MMRDA grounds.
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Nawab Malik, spokesman of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has alleged that lead singer of the British rock band ‘Coldplay’ ‘disrespected’ the Indian flag during the band’s concert held yesterday in Mumbai.

He took it to twitter to allege that Chris Martin, lead singer of the band insulted the Indian flag.

Reportedly, the former Maharashtra minister sought an unconditional apology from the singer, along with BJP and Shiv Sena leaders who were present at the concert, for allegedly ‘hurting the sentiments’ of Indians.

The video of the alleged incident has gone viral on social media along with others where the lead singer joined Indian Maestro A R Rahman to sing “Vande Matram” on stage.

The concert was much awaited by Indian coldplay fans, and the band performed several memorable songs, including ‘Paradise’, ‘Viva La Vida’, ‘Yellow’, ‘Fix You’, for over an hour at the MMRDA grounds.

Reportedly, several Bollywood celebrities and some international artists also shared the stage.

Among the celebrities present at the gala were Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha, Parineeti Chopra, Monali Thakur, Arijit Singh, Arjun Rampal, Suzanne Khan as well as Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the festival via video call, and apologized for not being there because of his busy schedule. He addressed the gathering and also joked saying, “You have been smart in asking me to only address the gathering, and not sing. Else, I am pretty sure your audience would be asking you for their money back. And that too in 100 rupee notes.

The festival, launched in 2012, partners with Global Poverty Project, a movement aiming to end extreme poverty by 2030.

Earlier, the event had ran into controversy after NCP criticised the BJP-led state government for providing concessions for the festival, and said that it had been planned by the ruling party to woo voters for next year’s BMC polls.

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