Mamata Banerjee Asks Javed Akhtar To Compose Song On ‘Khela Hobe’

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New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed a wish to have a song composed on her poll slogan “Khela Hobe.”  On a four-day visit to Delhi, she met lyricist-poet Javed Akhtar and his wife, actor Shabana Azmi and asked Akhtar to write a song on “Khela Hobe,” her poll slogan, news agency ANI reported.

Speaking to the media after the meeting, Akhtar said that Banerjee did not state that leadership is her priority, but that she wants parivartan.

“She believes that she wants a parivartan. Earlier she fought for Bengal and now she wants to fight for a change in India. Who will lead the country is not important but how Hindustan will be is most important. Democracy is dynamic and constant in process,” Akhtar told reporters, according to ANI.

The lyricist-poet said that their meeting with the Trinamool supremo was “courteous” and added that both he and Azmi congratulated Banerjee on her victory in the West Bengal Assembly polls.

Banerjee, who has been in the national capital since Monday, has been meeting several politicians, possibly for the aim of forming up a united Opposition ahead of the 2024 general elections.


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