Political Conflict In Maharashtra To Postpone Coldplay's Mumbai Gig?

Posted at November 4th, 2016 | by Shivani Goel | in

A new rise in political strife in Maharashtra is being led by The Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). They’re demanding that the Global Citizen Festival, which is scheduled to be on the 19th of November, be postponed as it apparently violates election code of conduct. The NCP believes that the BJP government is providing concessions for the concert to win votes for next year’s BMC polls.

A letter has been submitted to the State Election Commission (SEC). “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,” said Sanjay Nirupam, Mumbai chief of Congress. “Or else, no political leader should be allowed to deliver speech from the stage where the performance of the band is being held,” he said.

The state election commissioner has assured that Nirupam‘s request will be given consideration. “In the Shiv Sena-led government in 1995-99, Michael Jackson’s concert was organised in the name of employment generation and now the BJP-led government is doing the same, ”NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said.

Source: Hindustan Times

Shivani Goel

मुख्य लेखिका

TALK OF THE TOWN

Psy Legends Vini Vici Are Coming To India This November

Psychedelic Trance dignitary Vini Vici are planning an India tour later thi ...

20 Night Clubs In India That You Need To Party At

There are very little things that may beat going out partying that would ma ...

Cafés In Mumbai That Won't Burn A Hole In Your Pocket

Mumbai is yuuge and as a result there are loads and loads of quirky and min ...

Nightlife Spots In Mumbai You Can Party At After 1AM

Of many things that Mumbai is popular for, nightlife is one. A drive along ...

Cafés In Delhi/NCR With Interesting Concepts For When You Want More Than Just A Meal

Cafes in Delhi are popping up everywhere. A couple of years ago Delhi was a ...

Mashd N Kutcher Are Bringing The Heat With A Three City India Run

Australian electronic duo Mashd & Kutcher have quickly become the bigge ...

TRENDING

Why You Can't Miss Out On YOUNGR's Gig In New Delhi This Friday

The incredibly diverse YOUNGR has broken the internet with his unique relea ...

Avicii Releases Remix Pack For "Lonely Together" Featuring Alan Walker And More

Avicii has had his fair share of changes to adjust to, ever since life went ...

Steve Aoki Releases Super-Catchy Collab With Fifth Harmony Singer Lauren Jauregui

If y'all remember Steve Aoki had just blessed us with an album a couple mon ...

Kaskade Just Announced A Christmas Themed Album & Dropped The First Track

Kaskade takes Christmas very, very seriously. He puts out new stuff around ...

Over 200 Fans Cheated With Fake Tickets At Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran just hosted a massive concert in Mumbai this past Sunday and whi ...

Check Out The Best Tracks Released Over The Past Week

With the number of artists in the booming music industry, it feels like the ...


Find Events

In your city, in your neighbourhood. Coming soon.

What’s Trending

What trends never ends.

@grapevineonline

Follow Us on Insta for #GVOStuff