In a musical show of unity, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the BJP’s national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya joined voices today to sing timeless Hindi numbers at a “bhutta party” at the Assembly building.
In visuals from the event that started doing the rounds on social media, the two BJP veterans were seen singing the quintessential friendship song from Sholay, “Yeh dosti hum nahi todenge”, and the melodious Kudrat number, “Hamein tumse pyaar kitna”.
Musical show of unity @ChouhanShivraj & @KailashOnline joined voices to sing “Yeh dosti hum nahi todenge” at a “bhutta party” at the Assembly building.MLAs from both the ruling party and @INCMP attended the party including Leader of the Opposition @OfficeOfKNath@firstname.lastname@example.org/4EallbzYNx
— Anurag Dwary (@Anurag_Dwary) August 11, 2021
The visuals showed the two leaders holding microphones and surrounded by a small group, including state Health Minister Vishvas Kailash Sarang.
The soundtracks for the songs are heard playing in the background as a woman in the crowd helps the leaders with the lyrics of the songs.
The two leaders, looking visibly upbeat, sing one at a time before joining voices. At one point, Mr Vijayvargiya holds Mr Chouhan’s hand and raises it up in the air. Those in the group surrounding the leaders start humming too and putting their hands together to cheer the duo under the spotlight.
One visual shows the two leaders ending a song and then putting their arms around each other.
Sharing a clip of their performance on Twitter, Mr Chouhan tagged Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra, who played the roles of Jai and Veeru in the 1975 classic.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”hi” dir=”ltr”>ये दोस्ती हम नहीं तोड़ेंगे…<a href=”https://twitter.com/SrBachchan?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@SrBachchan</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/aapkadharam?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@aapkadharam</a> <a href=”https://t.co/coBPaN1hP1″>pic.twitter.com/coBPaN1hP1</a></p>— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) <a href=”https://twitter.com/ChouhanShivraj/status/1425504358058258433?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>August 11, 2021</a></blockquote>
Mr Vijayvargiya shared the clip too, recounting that they would often sing this song during their Yuva Morcha days and added that the “Bhutta Party” duet helped revisit the memories.
युवा मोर्चा में काम करते समय अक्सर यह गाना गाया करते थे आज भोपाल में आयोजित ‘भुट्टा-पार्टी’ में यह गीत फिर से गाते ही पुरानी स्मृतियाँ ताजा हो उठीं।@ChouhanShivrajpic.twitter.com/9exTwt8eEK
— Kailash Vijayvargiya (@KailashOnline) August 11, 2021
Ministers, MLAs from both the ruling party and the Opposition and journalists attended the “bhutta party”. Leader of the Opposition and former Chief Minister Kamal Nath was also present and was seen sharing a light moment with Mr Vijayvargiya.