‘Pitching’ for Akhilesh the Bhojpuri way
Amit Yadav, 32, is busy urging people through his songs to help Akhilesh Yadav retain power in the state. His three songs, two in Bhojpuri and one in a qawwali form, are widely shared on social media and are attracting youngsters especially from Purvanchal.Updated: Feb 08, 2017 13:56 IST
The chief minister may not know him but this young Bhojpuri singer is a diehard supporter of his ‘Akhilesh Bhaiyya’ and is using his melodious voice to make people aware of the SP government’s development work in Uttar Pradesh.
Amit Yadav, 32, is busy urging people through his songs to help Akhilesh Yadav retain power in the state. His three songs, two in Bhojpuri and one in a qawwali form, are widely shared on social media and are attracting youngsters especially from Purvanchal.
“I am a staunch supporter of ‘Akhilesh Bhaiyya’ (as he refers to the chief minister) because of his visionary approach. He has proved himself as a dynamic chief minister. His development work and schemes are going to benefit the people of the state in the long run,” shared Allahabad-based singer who hails from Ghazipur district.
“I wish to see him as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh once again. His work motivated me to sing songs in his support,” he added.
“In my Qawwali version of the party’s slogan ‘Kahe ye dil se, Akhilesh phir se’, I have urged people to be wary of communal forces. My other two songs ‘Phir se UP me jhanda Samajwadi ke phahri’ and ‘Banai bhaiya phir se sapa sarkar’ are in Bhojpuri,” Amit told HT. His friend Sacchidanand wrote the songs and another friend Munna Mishra composed them.
“I have particularly mentioned in my songs the 1090 women powerline service that has made women folk feel safer in the state,” he said.
Amit started his singing career some years back and has released several albums. He has also sung in a few Bhojpuri films. The young singer has launched a campaign against obscenity in Bhojpuri songs.
First Published: Feb 08, 2017 13:56 IST