Five days after Assamese singer Zubeen Garg wrote to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, he demanded that the votes the BJP got using an election song sung by him in 2016 be “returned”.
In a Facebook post, Mr Garg also offered to return the remuneration received for the song. The singer has over 8.58 lakh followers on Facebook and the post has gone viral.
“Dear Sarbananda Sonowal Da, wrote a letter to you few days back. Guess you are too busy counting the black flags to respond,” the singer wrote, referring to the ongoing protests across the state where black flags were waved.
“So, can I get the votes back that you earned using my voice in 2016? I am ready to refund the remuneration,” he added.
On January 8, Mr Garg had threatened to protest if the chief minister failed to take steps to scrap the controversial Bill within seven days. The singer had posted an emotional letter addressed to Mr Sonowal on social media along with his photograph holding the letter.
“Even if the Citizenship Bill has been passed in the Lok Sabha, Sarbada (Sarbananda Sonowal) can say no to it. Speak and see, rest will be seen later. I am still keeping my cool. I won’t be in Assam for one week. It will be good if Sarbada takes some action before my return. Otherwise this time, I will agitate on my own. What I will do, I don’t know,” he said.